Groundhog Day explained
Groundhog Day is 25 years old today. Not only has it become a cult classic over the years, it has become a classic classic. Here is a brief documentary about everything you need to know about the film, starring Bill Murray and written by Harold Ramis and Danny Rubin. [Via: Matt Beat]
Groundhog Day is a popular tradition celebrated in the United States and Canada on February 2. It derives from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day sees a shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat to its den and winter will persist for six more weeks, and if he does not, due to cloudiness, spring season will arrive early.
The ceremony held at Punxsutawney in central Pennsylvania, centering around a semi-mythical groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil, has become the most attended. [Via: wikipedia]