There are so many elements that contribute to the legend of Groundhog Day and n this episode we’ll travel a circuitous route over a few hundred years of Pennsylvania history mixed with pagan traditions, Christian celebrations and native American folklore.
Groundhog Day is the one day each year when the residents of the Keystone state turn to a little furry underground dweller to predict the weather. This is the story of how a recognized religious holiday became an event dedicated to a rodent. One particular rodent who lives in a part of town called Gobbler’s Knob. (I swear I did not make that up!)
This episode is G-PG. It’s safe for the little twisters and full of family friendly fun.
Follow TwistedPhilly on Social Media: Facebook the TwistedPhilly Podcast, Twitter @Twisted_Philly, Instagram TwistedPhilly
Support TwistedPhilly on Patreon! $2/m gets you an exclusive bonus episode, $5/m gets you two exclusive episodes plus monthly swag gifts including stickers, buttons and more! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4093396
Check out the TwistedPhilly merchandise shop. Tees, bags, mugs, beach towels, multiple designs, colors and styles for the entire family (even onesies for the little twisters. Onesies also make great dog tees.) https://twistedphillypodcast.threadless.com/
TwistedPhilly is a member of the Dark Myths Collective and the PodFix Network. Follow both for recommendations about other great podcasts! Twitter @DarkMythsPods http://darkmyths.org/ and @PodFix https://www.podfixnetwork.com/