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Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day © Aaron Silvers
Groundhog Day © Aaron Silvers

Groundhog Day is one of America's most famous and extraordinary events, popularised by the Bill Murray film in the early nineties. Punxsutawney Phil, as the groundhog is known, has supernatural powers if you believe the myth.

Phil is asked on 2 February each year what the following six weeks of weather will entail for those in the area. If the Phil sees his shadow, there will be another six weeks of winter in store. If not, then summer is on its way.

Tens of thousands visit the town of Punxsutawney each year in honour of this odd event. There is plenty of music and entertainment, followed by a fireworks show in the evening. For more information, check out the website below.

Venue: Punxsutawney, north east of Pittsburgh

Date: 2 February 2019

Website: www.groundhog.org