Thursday, October 2, 2014

Decoration Day. . . What’s that?

From the journal of John W. Welch we learn that today’s Groundhog Day was known as Bear day, we also learn that Decoration Day was which holiday that is celebrated today?

a.      Thanksgiving Day

b.      Valentine’s Day

c.       New Year’s Day

d.      Memorial Day

Yesterday’s answer:

(C)   Bear day

The following from the journal of John W. Welch: “This is known as ‘bear day.’ There is an old saying that the bear comes out on the 2nd of Feb. and if there is no sunshine he concludes spring has come and remains out, but if he can see his shadow he goes back to his nest and we will have six weeks more of winter.” (February 2, 1909)

Nearly Everything Imaginable, Walker, Ronald W., Doris R. Dant ed., (Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1999), 442.

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