Today is the first annual celebration of the Boma's Whoopteedoo Day!
Celebrated in the Northern Hemisphere each year on February 17th, the birthday of the Boma, this is the day Africammers behave like Hyena to frighten away winter and bring on spring.
The main tradition is, at sundown, go outside and call your Whoop! Whoop! Whooooooooooooo-p! With any luck, neighbors will reply with a Jackal Chorus.
Other traditions include a pool party, barbecued ribs to gnaw on the bones like a Hyena, and, dancing under the moon.
The more people who whoop-tee-doo today, the sooner Spring arrives!
How will you celebrate Whoopteedoo day?
Post your pool party pictures here. Post your signs of spring in the northern hemisphere pictures here!
Later this summer, Africammers in the Southern Hemisphere will celebrate in the same way to chase away their winter.
Note: This is not an officially sanctioned Africam holiday.