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February 2, 2020
In this fun tradition brought by German settlers, the groundhog is supposed to wake up on February 2nd and come up out of his burrow. If he sees his shadow, he will be startled and return to the burrow for six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, he remains outside and starts his year because he knows that spring has arrived early. In the U.S., the “official” groundhog is kept in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, and is called “Phil.” Learn more about Punxsutawney Phil. Learn more