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Groundhog Day: Fun, facts, fur

Published On: Feb 01 2012 01:23:26 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 02 2012 01:00:00 AM CST

Punxsutawney Phil either excites or disappoints us each year with his winter weather prediction on Groundhog Day. Learn more about where this tradition comes from.

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A custom that is strikingly similar to Groundhog Day is celebrated among Orthodox Christians in Serbia on February 15 each year. If it is sunny and clear, then winter is not over yet. If it is cloudy, winter is about to end.

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