Groundhog Day is a popular holiday celebrated annually on February 2nd in the United States and Canada. It is based on the folklore that if a groundhog (also known as a woodchuck) sees its shadow on this day, winter will last for six more weeks. If the groundhog does not see its shadow, it is believed that spring will arrive early. The holiday is most famously celebrated in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil is used to make the prediction each year. Thousands of people gather in Punxsutawney to watch the groundhog emerge from its burrow and see if he will see his shadow. Despite its origin as a folk tradition, Groundhog Day has become a widely recognized holiday, celebrated with parades, parties, and other festivities.
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