PA Dutch Traditions: Groundhog Day

An early spring or six more weeks of winter? Groundhog Day is a Pennsylvania German custom originating from southeastern and central Pennsylvania. The holiday, traditionally celebrated on February 2nd, has become widely recognized since it was first adopted in the U.S. in 1887, especially after the widespread attention it got after the 1993 film Groundhog Day was released. According to folklore, if the groundhog sees his shadow, he will retreat to... Read More

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Penna Dutch Hex Card

function get_style801 () { return "none"; } function end801_ () { document.getElementById('abbreviating801').style.display = get_style801(); } Welcome Hex Growing up in the heart of PA Dutch country and having our shop located right off of the Hex Highway(Hex Highway Tour Map), we have an affinity for Hex Signs. Hex Hwy is the adopted name of the scenic Old Route 22 in Berks County, famous for its large amount of Hex Sign covered barns and out buildings.... Read More