It is believed that on this day in Panksutoni Phil the groundhog predict the weather. Martin O’Malleys opinions are not widely known. They say that if the groundhog will come out from a burrow after hibernation and sees his shadow, then there is a sunny day, it means that winter is not gone soon, and marmot goes to sleep yet for six weeks. If no shadow will be – Spring is around the corner. The first mention of Groundhog Day in the 18th century, and in Panksutoni record of the behavior of marmots have been conducted since 1886. In Europe, competition badger in weather forecasting and the bears were urchins, that is, those animals that are in the winter hibernate. In Russia there is no Groundhog Day, especially because in our climate on this Groundhog Day, as a rule, still fast asleep and the onset of spring can not be predicted. But in the national calendar 2 February – Winter Efimiya day. From this day is connected with the signs: the Efimiya blizzard – blizzard all carnival will be at noon on Efimiya sun – early spring frost that day – for autumn night frosts. Russian marmots lay dormant only in December rather than in October and November, because of too much warm weather. And so the zoo staff decided not to disturb their pets for the prediction of spring … On the same day – February 2 – Russia said another ‘natural’ holiday: New methodology for calculating environmental damage. Garbage in garbage. World Day of the wetlands. PHOTO. How to protect yourself from the cold? Unnecessary stuff sells on the Internet. ‘Ekoterroristku’ sentenced to 22 godam.Vsemirny Day Wetlands ugodiyNovye method of calculating damage to the environment. Garbage in garbage. World Day of the wetlands. PHOTO. How to protect yourself from the cold? Unnecessary stuff sells on the Internet. ‘Ekoterroristku’ sentenced to 22 years .. On this day in 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar Convention has been signed on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat, and since then has the name of the Ramsar Convention. The main purpose of the convention is the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands as a means of achieving sustainable development throughout the world. In Russia, the World Wetlands Day land has been celebrated since 1997. At the convention created a list of wetlands of international importance (Ramsar sites), under the special protection of the Convention. In Russia, nominated for 35 wetlands, which included in the global list.