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Happy Imbolc!

The sacred origins of the now thoroughly secular Groundhog’s Day.

Published on: February 2, 2018
Adam Garfinkle is editor of The American Interest.
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  • WigWag

    What a great post. I love Adam’s take on the history of holidays. I hope he will continue to write them.

    As for the movie “Groundhog Day,” Harold Ramis, who sadly died young, was a Buddhist himself, at least for a time, but always denied that the movie was inspired by his Buddhism.

    Could it have subconsciously influenced how he told the story?

    Who knows?

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