Groundhog Day: Fun facts and fur

POSTED: 05:38 PM PST Feb 01, 2012    UPDATED: 07:44 AM PST Feb 02, 2016 

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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A similar custom takes place in Germany on June 27 called "Siebenschläfertag." If it rains that day, the rest of summer is supposedly going to be rainy.

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