Groundhog Day - February 2

Punxsutawney Phil

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Visit the Shadow Report to learn more about Phil's shadow gazing exploits year after year.

February 2 is a sacred day.

Punxsutawney Phil is the world's smallest and furriest weather forecaster and February 2 is his day.

February 2, 2023 - around 7:20 am ET - Punxsutawney, PA

Phil saw his shadow and thus we are headed for 6 more weeks of winter!

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The legend of Groundhog Day is based on an old Scottish couplet: "If Candlemas Day is bright and clear, there'll be two winters in the year."

Every February 2, people gather at Gobbler's Knob, a wooded knoll just outside of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

Residents contend that the groundhog has never been wrong.

The ceremony in Punxsutawney was held in secret until 1966, and only Phil's prediction was revealed to the public. Since then, Phil's fearless forecast has been a national media event.

The groundhog comes out of his electrically heated burrow, looks for his shadow and utters his prediction to a Groundhog Club representative in "groundhogese." The representative then translates the prediction for the general public.

If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, it means spring is just around the corner.

Approximately 90% of the time, Phil sees his shadow.

Phil started making predictions in 1887 and has become an American institution.

The Groundhog Day Guestbook

RESTORED: Erik Ellis' sequence of events from the movie Groundhog Day

The Internet Movie Database's entry for the movie Groundhog Day

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and then using your mobile phone's foursquare account
to "Shout" a message on February 2, 2011 that includes the word "Groundhog" in it!

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