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Groundhog Day

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According to the legend, on groundhog day, February 2nd, if the groundhog comes out of hibernation and sees its shadow, then winter will last another 6 weeks.
They have a groundhogs day because way back when they thought that if it was sunny groundhogs day then winter was sure to come (or he sees his shadow) They also thought that if it was cold then spring was on it's way (or he doesn't see his shadow)
If the groundhog comes out and doesn't retreat, spring begins. Ifit goes back into its burrow, spring starts two weeks later.
He will not see his shadow on Feb. 2, 2011.
If a groundhog sees its shadow, it is said to get scared and goback in its den, and six more weeks of winter will take place.
Its just a cultural custom someone had made it up on February 2 andit stayed a tradition.
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Well, according to legend that when groundhogs come out of theirburrows, in February 2nd and if they see their shadow, they getscared and goes back into their hole meaning that their would be 6more weeks of winter. But when its cloudy and it does not see itsshadow it does not get frightened meaning...
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the news if u have new york news that also.
Unknown, we don't even know IF he EVER saw his shadow.
no he did see his shadow. EARLY SPRING!
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The groundhog comes out on Groundhog's Day, and if it sees it'sshadow, it goes back in and we have 3 more weeks of winter. If itdoesn't see it's shadow, winter is over.
Because it's Ground Hog Day
nobody recorded that day, ask someone else
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog's Day 2010 which means six more weeks of winter.
A couple of years ago. He has not seen his shadow in quite a bit. It is rare for him to see it.
The University of Dallas in Irving, Texas recognizes Groundhog Dayas an official holiday.
12 times but groundhog day isn't true.
Yes Punxsutawney Phil did see his shadow. Six weeks more of winter!
for they saw a groundhog pop out of his hole and supposedly see hisshadow, and winter seemed to continue for two weeks. It actuallydid not continue so people on "Groundhog day" went to see thesupposed winter forecaster maybe see his shadow. It is just nature
that you believe in groundhog day. there may be a unscientific namebut no one will know what it means
A select group, called the Inner Circle, takes care of Philyear-round and also plans the annual ceremony. Members of thePunxsutawney Groundhog Club's Inner Circle are recognizable bytheir top hats and tuxedos . Each yearsomeone different holds Phil.
Yes, he did. According to at least three groundhogs in North America (Punxsutawney Phil, Shubenacadie Sam and Wiarton Willie) who all saw their shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter in 2010.
Groundhog day is based on a superstition about the prediction ofSpring. Groundhogs might emerge from their burrows, and if theystayed out for a while, then Spring would come early. If they wentright back inside (or "saw their shadows"), then it would beanother long winter.
The prediction was that spring will come early.
People say 7:11 pm. but, there is no way to tell 100 percent.
i don't know go ask your teacher think. Dee da Dee
More winter weather for six more weeks.
Valentine's day is February14 .
Bill Murray and Andie McDowell starred in Groundhog's Day.
He didn't but if he did he would see it
Winter is just as long to a groundhog as to us, but supposedly,groundhogs can predict the season changes. According to the legend, if the groundhog on leaving its burrowdoes not see his shadow, it will leave the burrow , which it meansthat winter will soon end. If, however, it "sees his shadow" and...
Because the light coming from the sun, even through clouds will cause a shadow.
Punxsutawney Phil did indeed see his shadow in 2010, althoughgroundhogs in most other cities throughout the country did not.
Punxsutawney is the site of the "Groundhog Day" festivities.
Yes Punxsutawney Phil has a wife. His wife's name is Phyllis.
If the groundhog sees its shadow then winter will persist for 6more weeks.
Punxsutawney Phil
No, the groundhog didn't see his shadow in 2016.
Groundhogs are scared of their shadow.
yeah sure why not of corse the Germans starte ground hogs day. they say if a ground hod named punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow it means 6 more weeks of winter otherwise we will see an early spring!! answer: Since Punxatawney is in Pennsylvania, I doubt that Groundhog's Day has anything to do...
6 more weeks of winter... of course.
No, they did not. Neither did the North Carolina's officialgroundhog, Sir Walter Wally, see his shadow on Groundhog Day 2016.
The History Channel website has a "This Day is History" featurethat allows you to see several important events that occurred onany given day. According to History, February 2, 1887 was the firstGroundhog day. It builds on a Christian tradition long before thatof clergy members distributing candles...
According to legend, if Phil sees his shadow on Feb. 2, the scaredgroundhog returns to his burrow and the USA is in store for sixmore weeks of winter. But, if he doesn't see his shadow, thecountry can expect warmer temperatures and an early spring.
The Christian holiday of Candlemas falls on February Second. Many traditions relting to Candlemas purport to predict the remaining time until spring. some of these relat to groundhogs, bot others to bears and marmots. So it seems likely that Groundhog day being of February 2nd derives from German...
I think it comes from a native American word, but I'm not entirelysure.
Groundhog Day is an observance but it is not a public holiday in the United States. However, areas around parks andsome streets may be busy or congested in towns, such asPunxsutawney, where Groundhog Day events are popular.
The character's name is Phil. Apparently he does not have a last name. I checked the imdb (Internet Movie DataBase) entry for Groundhog Day , and none of the characters appear to have last names. See the Related Link below. Edited to add: another person has asked a question on this site about...
He abuses them and is a donkey.
No, the point of the Groundhog Day is to see if there will be a longer winter. If the Groundhog "sees" his shadow, then there will be a longer winter. If the Groundhog doesn't "see" his shadow, then the winter for that year will be over. Personally, I think the Groundhog Day is very biased...
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It's supposed to mean that spring is coming early, and that therewon't be six more weeks of winter.
The first Groundhog's Day took place on February 2, 1887 atGobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
It was nominated for British Academy of Film and Television
The US Independence Day in 2010 is on 4th July falls on Sunday.
Everybody celebrates Groundhog Day! Because: . It's the biggest holiday between Burns Night and Valentines Day . It preserves our ethnic traditions . Its lets you cook up and eat traditional savory groundhog pie . Hallmark invests millions in Groundhog Day cards and everyone expects to get one ...
The first groundhog name was Phil
Their privates.
Yes, he had 3 brothers named Edgar, Frank and Mack and a sister Willa Mae. Jackie was the youngest in the family. Mack took 3rd in the 100 meter dash in the 1938 Olympics
we dont know only god knows
It is on February the 2nd,so the answer to your question is no.