Groundhog Day - Punxsutawney, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503
N 40° 55.811 W 078° 57.467
17T E 671939 N 4533014
Quick Description: 130 year old festival celebrating Punxsutawney Phil!
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 2/10/2015 11:15:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMNC47
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 7

Long Description:
Groundhog Day in the area has it's origins from early German settlers of Pennsylvania who celebrated Candlemas (using a groundhog instead of a hedgehog). Dating back to 1887, the "prognostication" takes place around 7pm every February 2nd.

The entire weekend is a winter festival with ice carving, film showings (Groundhog Day) and shops around town. The main festival on February 2nd begins early at 3 A.M. at Gobbler's Knob. A bon fire, music and entertainment lasts until a fireworks display around 6:30 A.M.

At 7, Phil's "Inner Circle" comes to Gobbler's Knob and after introductions, the president taps on the door with his cane and the handlers retrieve Phil to make his prediction. The president then speaks to Phil in "groundhogese" before reading off the prediction of an early spring or long winter.
How many days does the festival last?: 3

Admission Price: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

National, County, or City Festival?: City

Coordinates Location:: Gobbler's Knob, Phil's house

Website:: [Web Link]

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