The legend of Groundhog Day is based on an old Scottish CoupletJan 29 2013
Every February 2, people gather at Gobbler’s Knob, a wooded knoll just a little over a mile outside of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
The ceremony in Punxsutawney was first held in 1887. Since then (and with a little help from the 1993 movie) Phil’s fearless forecast has created a national media event.
The groundhog comes out of his burrow, looks for his shadow early in the morning of February 2nd and utters his prediction to a Groundhog Club President in “groundhogese.”
The President then translates the prediction for all to hear.
If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, it means spring is just around the corner.
“Records” show that the groundhog has never been wrong.