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In the United States - Groundhog Day

February 2 2006

In the U.S. today in the 119-th time to celebrate Groundhog Day (Groundhog Day).
This is one of the most popular traditions of America. In Groundhog Day is traditionally defined, when spring comes.

Most big way this holiday is celebrated in the town
Panksatauni of Pennsylvania with a population of 6,700 people. About
Dates of the onset of spring is judged by the marmot named Phil, who in this
day for the first time out of his hole after winter hibernation.

If the animal sees its shadow, he climbs back into bed burrow. Means to endure six more weeks of frost. If you do not see it no longer becomes dormant. So, come early spring.

Groundhog Day was first officially celebrated on Feb. 2, 1886.
The tradition goes back to the German legends.

World-known tradition made famous by the withdrawing in 1993 film "Groundhog Day" director Garolda Ramis, reported Interfax .

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