Thursday, February 2, 2017

Groundhog Day

February 2, is Groundhog Day

The official groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, lives at Gobbler’s Knob near Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The appearance of the groundhog and his weather prediction is what we all a waits this day.  According to folklore, a groundhog's behavior can predict the weather. A sunny day that allows the groundhog to see his shadow will send him scurrying back into his burrow, a sign of six more weeks of winter. A cloudy and no shadow day is a sign of spring!


Punxsutawney Phil

Punxsutawney held its first Groundhog Day in the United States in the 1800s. The first official trek to Gobbler's Knob was made on February 2, 1887. It is said that Punxsutawney Phil (the groundhog) was named after King Phillip. He was called Br'er Groundhog prior to being known as Phil. 

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