February 2, 2011

Groundhog Day 2011

I really didn't know much about Groundhog Day, so I decided to learn about it.

According to Wikipedia "Groundhog Day is a holiday celebrated on February 2nd in the United States and Canada. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter-like weather will soon end. If it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks."

"The largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Groundhog Day, already a widely recognized and popular tradition, received worldwide attention as a result of the 1993 film of the same name, Groundhog Day, which was set in Punxsutawney and featured Punxsutawney Phil."

Amazon has a deal on the movie Groundhog Day (Special 15th Anniversary Edition) for only $8.49 today if you want a copy of this classic.

The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club has a website where you can learn more about it.

Oh, Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring. I hope he's right!

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