Groundhog Day is an annual holiday celebrated on February 2. It is held in the United States and Canada. According to folklore, if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day fails to see its shadow, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter will soon end. If on the other hand, the groundhog sees its shadow, the groundhog will supposedly retreat into its burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks. The holiday, which began as a Pennsylvania German custom in southeastern and central Pennsylvania in the 18th and 19th centuries, has its origins in ancient European weather lore, wherein a badger or sacred bear is the prognosticator as opposed to a groundhog.
by Jack Lakeman
Sunday, February 3 rd , 2013, 9:51 A.M. by Joel Legnutt, DP staff (PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA) —Less than 24 hours after declaring he did not see his shadow but did see four more years of an Obama in office, Punxsutawney Phil, the famed weat...
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He better not be! There's other ones I'm sure. I hope he's not the only one.3 opinions2013/02/02 14:39:29
The handlers of it claimed "Phil" predicted six more weeks of winter. But it's been "early Spring-like" for most of our nation.6 votes2012/03/04 06:21:00
by Laura Tucker People across the nation wait to see if Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow or not. The cold and snow are good and all around Christmas time, but we're more than a month past December 25. We want spri...12 votes2010/02/02 18:24:08