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Why is groundhog day observed?

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February 05, 2009 9:18PM

A town called Punxsutawney in western Pennsylvania decided to worship what we in eastern Pa call a woodchuck. In most of Pa you can shoot woodchucks because they are varmits and are destructive in pastures. But this strange town called Punxsutawney was a god-less place and they chose to worship this varmit they named Phil.