Also known as Imbolc, the cross-quarter day balanced between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Or St. Bridget’s Day, or the Festival of the Purification, or Groundhog Day.
And long before groundhogs, this bit of folk legend:
If Candlemas be bright and clear,
There’ll be two winters in the year;
If Candlemas bring wind and rain,
Old winter shall not come again!
Apart from practicing meteorology without a license, what’s on the agenda today?