Today is Groundhog Day

Today is Groundhog Day

The festivities have their origin in a German legend that says if a furry rodent casts a shadow on February 2, winter continues.

Who Made Punxsutawney Phil Famous?

The Unadilla Groundhogs Day celebration continues throughout the day Saturday with a craft fair, food, the parade at 2 p.m., and the crowning of the kind and queen. If not, spring comes early.

Punxsutawney Phil was pulled out from his warm burrow at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, PA this morning in front of a crowd of thousands to reveal if he'll see his shadow or not to predict when spring will arrive.

As Phil Connors Jr., you grew up your father's shadow and are trapped in the small town of Punxsutawney. The inner circle of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club is responsible for carrying on the tradition of Groundhog Day and also for taking care of Punxsutawney Phil! That's about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northeast of Pittsburgh.

Last year, Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, but was proven wrong when temperatures rose through February and March.


Other towns have their own groundhog mascots as well, including Birmingham Bill in Alabama and Staten Island Chuck in NY.

First, Groundhog Day, the classic comedy from Bill Murray, is getting an official sequel.

Rime developer Tequila Works has announced that it's teaming up with Sony Pictures Virtual Reality to release Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son on the PlayStation VR.

Other cities have their own groundhogs (such as New York's Staten Island Chuck) with varying levels of accuracy to their predictions.

De Blasio has not attended another Staten Island Groundhog Day ceremony since then.

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