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Today is Groundhog Day!
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 2 of February, repeating indefinitely
Today, the groundhog saw/didn’t see his shadow – six more weeks of winter! Groundhog
Day was first officially celebrated on this day in 1887 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club still gather in Gobbler’s Knob to lift Phil high in the air and oversee the proceedings in Pennsylvania Dutch. 🎩🎩🎩
Did you know? Groundhogs have a different name depending on regional dialect. While many Americans call them “groundhogs”, others use “woodchuck” or even “whistle pig.”
Woodchuck – Arctomys monax, L. Prang & Co., 1874
-Written by Anna Zemaitaitis, Communications and Design Officer