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Strange superstitions about winter

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Winter is a cold, sometimes bleak season. There is a beauty to it but most of the time people are complaining about it. It can be harsh with it's cold wind chills, several feet of snow, and freezing rain.

Winter has it's own mysterious legends about it though. It's own superstitions believe it or not. So let's explore these strange folklore superstitions about winter that have been around for centuries:

  • Thunder in fall means a cold winter.
  • A warm November means a bad winter.
  • If anthills are high in July, winter will be a snowy one.
  • A lot of rain October means a lot of wind for December.
  • If it's warm in October, that means it's going to be a cold February.
  • Flowers blooming during autumn is a sign of a bad winter.
  • If you won't have snow on Christmas then it'll snow on Easter.
  • Hogs can tell us when it'll snow. If they make their beds by creeks then it'll snow.
  • Of course we all know about the groundhog. If he sees his shadow then there will be six weeks until Spring, if he doesn't see his shadow, then six weeks more of winter.
  • If birds don't fly south in autumn, then there it will be a mild winter.

So those were ten superstitions that surround winter. Superstitions that were handed down by generations.

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