This Day in History: First Groundhog Day celebrated Feb. 2, 1887
Summary by Ground NewsThe first Groundhog Day celebration was held on Feb. 2, 1877, at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The tradition of using rodents to predict the weather dates back much earlier and was brought to the U.S. by German immigrants. According to tradition, when a groundhog leaves its burrow, if it sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If the groundhog does not see its shadow in early spring is predicted.
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