Saturday, February 4, 2012

Groundhog Day has really moved away from its roots

When Stephen Colbert said it on his show, I thought he was being funny - Groundhog Day, the most wispy of holidays, is actually based upon the Christian holiday of Candelmas.

Well, turns out he was right.

Makes me wonder what's next - President's Day is based upon a holiday of Mayan King Sacrifice? Mother's Day is a remembrance of Gaia's first arm wrestling with Satan?