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Happy Groundhog Day!

Groundhog Day is observed on February 2, in many parts of the US and Canada. The tradition is based on the idea that the mammal can predict the weather.

If the burrowing creature sticks it’s head out of its hole on that day and sees his shadow, he will be scared back underground. And that means six more weeks of winter can be expected. If the groundhog doesn’t see his shadow, spring is on its way.

Although several cities have their own groundhog, the official one is Punxsutawney Phil, who lives at Gobbler’s Knob near Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. His annual forecast was made famous worldwide when he was featured in the 1993 movie, Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.

Regardless of one’s belief in this superstition, we at Parent Previews do appreciate the ageless message shared in the film, which features a character stuck reliving the same day over and over again. Although it takes him a while, he eventually uses his unique situation to improve the way he spends his time and discovers the rewards of serving others.

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Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

A cynical TV weatherman (Bill Murray) finds himself reliving Groundhog day, over and over again.