Six More Weeks Of Winter
But how do we really know that Punxsutawney Phil actaully saw his shadow?
According to German superstition, if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on Feb. 2 – the Christian holiday of Candlemas – winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow was seen, legend said spring would come early.
Since 1887, Phil has seen his shadow 97 times, hasn’t seen it 15 times, and there are no records for nine years, according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.
And let’s not forget one of the great movies starring Bill Murray:
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