Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring when he didn’t see his shadow earlier this month, but students from Castle Academy took things into their own hands at noon Wednesday, in hopes to get rid of the cold winter.
Students participated in Northern Hemisphere “Hoodie Hoo” Day, created by Wellcat.com, which is meant to “chase away winter and bring in Spring,” according to Castle Academy owner Tracy Castle.
Wellcat.com says that “Hoodie Hoo” Day is one of a ways to cure cabin fever during the wintry months, and to beat the cold-weather blues.
"Hoddie Hoo" Day rules state that all participants must head outside at high noon on Feb. 20, no matter the temperature, wave their arms and shout "hoodie hoo" to winter.
So dozens of Castle Academy students did just that—the went outside to the basketball court, bundled up, ready to chase away winter.
The attached video shows the students "hoodie hoo"-ing the cold.
“I just thought this would be something fun for the kids,” Castle said.
Heading inside after about one minute of running around, Castle said one student asked “Is it summer now?”
Hopefully it won’t be too far off!