Groundhog Day was first celebrated on February 2, 1886 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, but the legend of the groundhog’s prognosticating prowess was first established a year later. A group of devoted followers went to Gobbler’s Knob to spread word that the little rodent had special powers to determine the length of the winter.
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Groundhog Day has always angered me. Thoughts of an early Spring only to wake up and discover Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, therefore six more weeks of winter. Who came up with this? I just think the whole deal every year is weird. Big boost to the economy of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.