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Groundhog Day

Punxsutawney Phil emerged this morning to the traditional Groundhog Day festivities and made his prediction of six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow.

We celebrate Groundhog Day every February 2nd in the US when the famous groundhog Phil provides his forecast. The origins of Groundhog Day date back to Germany where people would watch for hibernating animals to appear. If the animal didn’t return underground after being scared by it’s shadow, spring was around the corner. Tourists flock to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the home of Phil, on this day every year to celebrate.