Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil reveals prediction


Don’t put away your cold-weather gear just yet – Punxsutawney Phil just predicted six more weeks of winter.

The famous prognosticating rodent “saw” his shadow early Wednesday during the annual Groundhog Day ceremony at Gobbler’s Knob in western Pennsylvania, signaling that Old Man Winter isn’t clearing out anytime soon.

Phil’s loyal fans returned to the rural site after pandemic concerns forced organizers to livestream the annual event last year – during which he called for six more weeks of Old Man Winter.

The annual ritual in Pennsylvania dates back to 1887, according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club. The tradition grew out of the Feb. 2 holiday of Candlemas in Europe, where Christians would take candles to a church to have them blessed.

Source: Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil reveals prediction

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