10 Fascinating Things You Never Knew About Groundhog Day In Pennsylvania
One of America’s strangest holidays has its roots in the small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Originally celebrated in the 1880s, and gaining worldwide popularity in 1993 with the release of the Bill Murray flick, Groundhog Day serves as the symbolic light at the end of the tunnel of each long winter.
Though this year’s “winter” has been little more than a few chilly days and some snow in between bouts of spring-like weather, Punxsutawney Phil has still poked his head out of the ground today to predict how long it will be until spring. Here are some unusual facts about Groundhog Day…
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Have you ever celebrated in Punxsutawney? Know any other weird things about Groundhog Day? Share below.