(ConservativeInsider.org) – Since 1887, Americans have gathered in the small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to see if a little groundhog casts a shadow every year on February 2. This supposedly tells the onlookers whether spring will come early or another six more weeks of winter is in store. This year, however, the event looks a little different.
Event organizers have chosen to call off the large in-person gathering and opt for a virtual celebration instead.
Punxsutawney Phil may or may not see his shadow on Groundhog Day — but there won't be any people at Gobbler's Knob to witness his prediction after all in-person attendance was canceled due to COVID-19. https://t.co/yHZIELHBwv
— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (@PittsburghPG) November 19, 2020
There’s a slight chance organizers could change their minds, but they called that “very unlikely” because “the potential COVID risks to overcome are too great.”
The upside, though, is that Americans all across the nation will have a chance to join in the festivities via a live-stream, making it much easier to experience the magic of Groundhog Day. But, let’s hope that in addition to early spring, the little rodent predicts an end to the pandemic so we can get back to spending time with one another in person.
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