The scope on 4 U.S. holidays/observances


In the United States, we celebrate many different occasions, from memorials, to birthdays, to days just spent shopping. Here’s the scope on four U.S. holidays and observances that you may have, or not heard of before.

Groundhog Day        February 2, 2015

Early spring? Or six more weeks? Millions of spectators each year watch Phil the groundhog emerge from his burrow and gaze eagerly to se whether Phil sees his shadow or not. This all started back in the 18th century as a Pensylvania-German custom. The custom took after an old European Weather lore who observed a badger or bear, instead of a groundhog.

Doughnut Day          June 5, 2015

Yes, there’s an observance called doughnut day, rather, National Doughnut day. National doughnut day started back in 1938, as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army. The goal was to honor the “lassies” of World War…

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