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Yes, the Groundhog saw his shadow—spring is near. Ha! Today is also known as Candlemas—when Christ was presented to the temple. It is a time of candles and bonfires. It is also associated with pancakes, which links it to Lupercalia, an ancient Roman February festival where passing cakes was the custom. Take your choice (warning, Lupercalia has a bad rep).

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