Groundhog Day, Hedgehogs and and the History of Candlemas

By Francine McKenna on Email

According to a German legend the forerunners to the Groundhog Day tradition were hedgehogs, which are now a protected species in Germany with their own Hedgehog Hotline, open to anyone with an Igel emergency, countrywide support associations and specialized food available in almost all supermarkets. Most healthy hedgehogs enjoy their winter hibernation, sleeping …

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