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Groundhog Day is a traditional holiday celebrated on February
2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges
from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is
sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat
back into its burrow, and the winter weather will persist for six
more weeks. The holiday was adopted in the U.S. in 1887. The
largest celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, with
Punxsutawney Phil, the official “Groundhog Day meteorologist.” 


 
The Groundhog Club of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.


Groundhog Club handler Ron Ploucha, center, holds Punxsutawney
Phil.


The 1993 fantasy comedy film directed by Harold Ramis was
added to the U.S. National File Registry as being deemed
”culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

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