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Groundhog Day: Fun, facts, fur

POSTED: 11:23 AM PST Feb 01, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 01, 2012 

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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