For the first time in the history, The Park’s Groundhog Day celebrations will not end with the 2-kilometre tunnel race or the closing of the food stations.
The Park’s Early Risers — hibernators who choose to end their hibernation on Groundhog Day rather than on the official date of February 19 — will be hosting an after-party on Monday.
In the announcement-invitation issued this morning, a spokesAnimal for the group said the party will start at 20:30, a half-hour after the official celebrations end.
“All are invited and all are welcome. We’re going to make some noise and celebrate the beginning of another year!” the announcement said.
According to the Department of Statistics and Records, Early Risers constitute approximately eight percent of The Park’s hibernating community.