Six more weeks of winter, or is spring right around the corner? Let's hope Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow! Try out our Groundhog Day top hats as a fun party favor! Groundhog Day celebrations are a unique kind of party that will have your friends and family buzzing with excitement.
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8 Fun Groundhog Facts:
- The Germans already had a tradition of marking Candlemas (February 2) as "Badger Day", where if a badger emerging saw it's shadow winter last 4 more weeks.
- The observance of Groundhog Day in the United States first occurred in German communities in Pennsylvania, according to known records.
- The earliest mention of Groundhog Day is a February 2, 1840 entry in the diary of James L. Morris of Morgantown, Pennsylvania
- Clymer Freas, who was city editor at the Punxsutawney Spirit, is credited as the "father" who conceived the idea of "Groundhog Day".
- The Groundhog Day celebrations of the 1880s were carried out by the Punxsutawney Elks Lodge.
- The lodge started out being interested in groundhogs as a game animals.
- Punxsutawney Phil's statistics are kept by the Pennsylvania’s Groundhog Club.
- A Middlebury College team found that a long-term analysis of temperature high/low predictions were 70% accurate, but predictions for an early spring were usually wrong.