Groundhog Day: Fun facts and fur

Published On: Feb 01 2012 05:38:49 PM PST   Updated On: Feb 02 2016 07:44:45 AM PST

Now that Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an early spring, learn a little more about where this Groundhog Day tradition comes from.

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Serbia celebrates a yearly event that is strikingly similar to Groundhog Day as well. It is celebrated among Orthodox Christians in the country on Feb. 15 each year. If it is sunny and clear, then winter is not over yet. If it is cloudy, winter is about to end.

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