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Origin of Groundhog Day
Offbeat  (tags: Groundhog Day, Candlemas Day, Imbolc, weather divination, weather, pagan celebrations, holidays, feast days )

Beatrice
- 286 days ago - landscaping.about.com
In its earliest incarnation, Groundhog Day was Imbolc, a pagan celebration associated with fertility and weather divination.The second holiday deriving from Imbolc was Candlemas Day and was celebrated on February 2 (Groundhog Day). Candlemas was the feast
Soon-to-Be Spring or a Much Longer Winter? The Groundhog Says...
Offbeat  (tags: groundhog day, winter, prediction )

Giana
- 293 days ago - today.com
Baby, it's cold outside. And it's going to stay that way.
Groundhog Day in PA: Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Six More Weeks of Wintry Weather
Offbeat  (tags: Groundhog Day, humor, interesting, weather )

Sally Ann
- 1754 days ago - newsblaze.com
Brace yourself for six more weeks of wintry weather: Punxsutawney Phil, Pennsylvanias world-famous prognosticating groundhog, saw his shadow when he emerged this morning from his burrow on Gobblers Knob in Jefferson County.
PETA Proposes Robotic Groundhog for US Festival; Handlers Say 'Phil' Receives Year-Round TLC
Offbeat  (tags: Peta, Groundhog Day, groundhog, animatronic model )

Rosemary
- 1756 days ago - news.ca.msn.com
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. - An animal rights group wants organizers of Pennsylvania's Groundhog Day festival to replace Punxsutawney Phil with a robotic stand-in. According to the longtime tradition, if Phil the groundhog sees his shadow on the Feb. 2
Give Phil a Holiday This Groundhog Day
Offbeat  (tags: environment, animals, groundhogs, groundhog day, protection )

Cher
- 1761 days ago - blog.peta.org
Phil is forced to be on display year round at the local library and is denied the ability to prepare for and enter yearly hibernation (and I have a hard time with "spring forward"). Add to that the displeasure of large, screaming crowds, flashing lights
Glen the Global Warming Groundhog's Big Adventure [Video]
Offbeat  (tags: global warming, groundhogs, groundhog day, videos, humor, comedy )

Social
- 2489 days ago - thedailygreen.com
Check out this funny, cute video celebrating Groundhog Day.
   

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