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White Squirrel Day

Friday, February 2, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location(s): Jaime's Creole Brassiere on East Main St. Brevard NC

The celebration, which began as a Pennsylvania German custom in southeastern and central Pennsylvania in the 18th and 19th centuries, has its origins in ancient European weather lore, wherein a badger or sacred bear is the prognosticator as opposed to a groundhog.[6] It also bears similarities to the Pagan festival of Imbolc (the seasonal turning point of the Celtic calendar, which is celebrated on February 1 and also involves weather prognostication[7]) and to St. Swithun's Day in July 15.

Members of the Brevard community are attempting to steal the spotlight from Punxsutawney, Pa ., with their own cold-front prognosticator, Pisgah Pete.

Pete, a Brevard white squirrel, will search for his shadow during an event at 9 a.m ., Monday, at Jaime's Creole Brassiere on East Main Street. The event will also help raise money to fund a local wildlife rehabilitation program and help the Heart of Brevard purchase a new white squirrel costume for festivals.


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