News from Punxsutawney, PA. There will be an early spring! No shadow! Phil usually sees his shadow 86% of the time.
1886 is the first recorded or official Groundhog Day and was celebrated on February 2nd in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The following year, an official ceremony was held at Gobbler’s Knob and “Phil” was named and proclaimed the one and only official weather predicting groundhog.
This is quite an annual event. The population of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania is normally 6,700 residents. The record attendance for a single Groundhog Day event is reported to be 38,000.00.
Happy Groundhog Day, 2013.