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Groundhog Day

GROUNDHOG DAY

As early as 1886, German immigrants here observed Groundhog Day and established the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club in 1899. According to folklore, if the hibernating groundhog-known as Punxsutawney Phil- leaves its burrow on February 2 and sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. The legend is based on a European custom predicting the length of winter by weather conditions on Candlemas, an acient Christian festival.

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Taken on July 20, 2007