Feb 1, 2018 / 17:00 pm
Students at the University of Dallas have an unusual favorite holiday. Groundhog Day.
The holiday is more than just a large party, Larisa Thelen, Associate Director of Alumni Relations told CNA. She said that Groundhog Day is a celebration of student and alumni camaraderie.
"The students make a point to celebrate this Catholic camaraderie, where you are enjoying your life … taking a break from your responsibilities for a day, and relishing that you are all in a Catholic community," she told CNA.
As the story goes, some students in the 1950s approached the university's president looking for a fun activity to entertain themselves during the bleak season of winter. The president was busy, and, half-jokingly, suggested Groundhog Day.