Happy Groundhog Day

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For those of you who have never heard of it before, Groundhog Day is a traditional holiday originating in the United States that is celebrated on 2nd February. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog emerges from his burrow on this day, then the spring season will arrive early, sometime before the vernal equinox; if it is sunny, then Phil will supposedly see his shadow and retreat back into his den, and winter weather will persist for another six weeks.

Happy Groundhog Day

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For those of you who have seen the film Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray, you will know that on this day every year Punxsutawney Phil the Groundhog predicts the weather forecast for the next six weeks. What you may not realise, is that this is a real ceremony that takes place every year in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on the 2nd February.