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Happy Groundhog Day!

on February 2, 2022

(Photo from Mental Floss)

Today, we wait with bated breath for Punxsutawney Phil to emerge from his burrow and decide whether to hibernate for another six weeks or to celebrate that an early spring is coming!

This annual ritual was borrowed from the Pennsylvania Dutch (Amish and Mennonite) farmers in Pennsylvania and dates back to the 1800s. Rumor has it that if Phil sees his shadow, we will have six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t, an early spring is on its way. Allegedly, Punxsutawney Phil’s predictions have a 39% accuracy rate. Not too cool, Phil!

But, whatever he predicts, this fat, over-sized rodent is a fun way to mark the middle of winter. After all, the Spring equinox will arrive no matter what Phil says!

Here’s a cute video by CGP Grey which explains Groundhog Day:

And don’t forget to watch Bill Murray in the hilarious 1993 comedy, Groundhog Day!

Groundhog Day, if nothing else, is a great excuse to party!

Happy Groundhog Day!

Dawn Pisturino

February 2, 2022

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12 responses to “Happy Groundhog Day!

  1. […] Happy Groundhog Day! — Dawn Pisturino’s Blog […]

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  2. Yutaro says:

    I love the movie!

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  3. Americaoncoffee says:

    A very cute share. I love the groundhog personifications. 😁He he!❤️

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  4. JessC says:

    Loved reading this interesting bit of info, Dawn. Always wondered about it. Thank you for the video too.

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  5. Groundhog Day, I never knew or understood what I mend until I saw the movie, but still, I could not see what kind of connection was there with that elusive animal nor did I know how it looked. Thank you for explaining.

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