Video | 131st Ground Hog Day

Video posted February 3, 2017 in Best of CommMedia, News by Cameron Hart

PUNXSUTAWNEY -- As early as 1886, German immigrants observed Groundhog Day and established the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club in 1899. According to folklore, if the hibernating groundhog- known as Punxsutawney Phil leaves its borrow on February 2 and sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. The legend is based on a European custom predicting the length of winter by weather conditions on Candlemas, an ancient Christian festival.