春天的召唤——土拨鼠日 The Call of Spring — Groundhog Day

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春天的召唤——土拨鼠日 The Call of Spring — Groundhog Day

Somewhere in the world, the groundhogs living there not only can burrow but also predict spring. Groundhog Day, February 2nd, is a popular tradition in the United States. It is the day that the Groundhog comes out of his hole after a long winter sleep to look for his shadow.

If he sees it, he regards it as an omen of six more weeks of bad weather and returns to his hole.
If the day is cloudy and, hence, shadowless, he takes it as a sign of spring and stays above ground.

The Groundhog Day is also a legend that traverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening on specific dates. The groundhog tradition stems from similar beliefs associated with Candlemas Day and the days of early Christians in Europe. Modern customs of the holiday involve celebrations where early morning festivals are held to watch the groundhog emerging from its burrow.

在世界上的某个地方,住在那儿的土拨鼠不仅能挖洞,还能预告春天的降临。每年2月2日庆祝的“土拨鼠日”,是美国的一个广受欢迎的传统节日。这一天,土拨鼠会出洞,在漫长的冬眠结束后来到地面上寻找自己的影子。

如果它看到了自己的影子,它会认为这是冬天还将持续六个星期的预兆,就会重新回到洞里。

如果那天多云,它看不到自己的影子,它会认为这是春天来临的信号,并待在地面上。

“土拨鼠日”是跨越了好几个世纪的传奇。这个节日源于长久以来人们认为动物会在特定日期苏醒的传统习俗和民族文化。 “土拨鼠日”的传统习俗起源于与“圣烛日”有关的相似信仰,也与欧洲早期的基督徒相关。现代的习俗包括在清晨看土拨鼠出洞并在出洞的地点举行庆祝活动。

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    • xixi xixi 0

      土拨鼠好可爱