Groundhog Day: Fun, facts, fur

Published: Feb 01 2012 02:23:26 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 02 2012 02:00:00 AM EST

Punxsutawney Phil either excites or disappoints us each year with his winter weather prediction on Groundhog Day. Learn more about where this tradition comes from.

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Another 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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