Celebrations, Legends, Superstitions, and Wives’ Tales

Hello everyone!

Six more weeks of winter…at least according to Punxsutawney Phil. This year, I became curious as to how Groundhog’s Day began. Looking it up online again made me realize how much the past affects modern culture.

Your writing challenge for the next two weeks is to create a culture. Come up with a history for a social group, town, country, etc. What outside influences and historical events have shaped its current practices and beliefs? Are the people from the culture immigrants or have their ancestors lived there since time began? Have there been any natural disasters; and, if so, how were those disasters viewed and what impact did they have on the society? How do outsiders view members of this population and vice versa?

Happy writing!

Katie

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