Groundhog Day: Fun facts and fur

Published On: Feb 01 2012 07:38:49 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 02 2016 09:44:45 AM CST

Now that Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an early spring, learn a little more about where this Groundhog Day tradition comes from.

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Much is made about Phil himself, but the festivities around Groundhog Day are plentiful. There's a chili cook-off, ice carving exhibitions, Prognosticators Ball sleigh rides, music, food, fun and games.

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