On February 2, some countries celebrate Groundhog Day. This day is tied with the holding of the interesting ritual of observation over the behavior of the groundhog and consequently, the prediction of the weather for the coming spring. Kharkiv groundhog Tymko III predicted that the spring will come in six weeks as Suspilne Kharkiv reported.
Thus, Tymko, who was wakened on February 2 in Haidary village, Kharkiv village, awoke from winter sleep and did not see his shadow as today was cloudy weather.
“The spring is coming…The spring will be early but we shout wait; it will be warm in six weeks,” Nadia Tokarna announced; she took Tymko from his house.
However, this year, Tymko predicted not only the weather. He also predicted the way to fight against coronavirus. A set of different items was before the groundhog: a container with Vaccine sign; garlic, fruits with sports equipment, space vehicle with To Mars sign, and a toy in the form of Homunculus loxodontus with Moderation sign. Tymko had three attempts. He chose sport once and moderation twice.
Groundhog Day is celebrated at the biological center of Kharkiv National University named after Karazin since 2004. Tymko II occupied this position before Tymko III and predicted the weather seven times; earlier, Tymko I predicted the weather.
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