Every February 2nd of every year, the Groundhog known as Punxsutawney Phil from Pennsylvnia tells us if there will be an early Spring or six more weeks of Winter. Unfortunately, the Groundhog saw his shadow on this Groundhog day!
In Punxsutawney, 1886 marked the first time that Groundhog Day appeared in the local newspaper. The following year brought the first official trek to Gobbler's Knob. Each year since then has seen a steady increase in participation of the celebration from people all over the world.
"Here ye, here ye, here ye,
Today, 2-2-22, welcome to Punxsutawney to celebrate Groundhog Day. the one hundred thirty sixth annual trek of the Punxsutawney groundhog club.
Punxsutawney phil, the seer of seers, the prognosticator of all prognosticators, was gently lifted from his burrow at 7:25 am, and held high to see. His faithful followers had returned with glee!
Placing phil on top of the stump, where in Groundhogese, he directed the president, Jeff Lundy, and the inner circle to his prediction scroll that reads:
Winter has been bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet winter is just another step in the cycle of life
As I look out over the faces of the true believers from around the world, I bask in the warmth of your hearts.
I couldn’t imagine a better fate, with my shadow I have cast, than a long and lustrous six more weeks of winter."