Here in Hungary we don't celebrate Groundhog Day, instead we watch bears for a precise and accurate weather forecast.
According to folk tradition on February, 2., the bear will awaken from winter dormancy and comes out of the cave after having a long winter sleep. If outside there will be a nice and sunny day, the bear sees its own shadow and will get scared and go back to sleep. That will mean there will be more coming cold days as the wintertime become longer. If it is cloudy, the bear stays awake and it is a good sign that the winter is about to end.
There are no wild bears in Hungary so if you would like to know the weather forecast, you have to go to the zoo. Instead of going to the zoo, we asked the representatives of our huge indoor bear population. They quickly organised a committee and started investigating the problem. I will get back to you with an update as soon as they come to a consensus.
Don't you think that my pink memory quilt makes a cute background for these bears?