Will the Groundhog See His Shadow?



Punxsutawney Phil emerges to predict how much longer we will face winter weather.

Groundhog day has been around for hundreds of years. It was a tradition derived from Germany in the eighteenth century, but what exactly is groundhog day? Groundhog Day is February 2nd every year, and it is a day where a selected groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil, comes out of hibernation to see if he sees his shadow or not that year. Legend holds that if P. Phil sees his shadow, that means there will be six remaining weeks of winter, if he does not see his shadow, that means that supposedly, spring will come early that year. In 2018, P. Phil spotted his shadow, and has spotted his shadow 104 times since his first prediction in 1887. Many think that Groundhog Day is a silly tradition, and not to be taken seriously. Although some people can still find the fun in Groundhog Day. Senior, Julia Lawson said “I think groundhog day is a fun tradition, and is not stupid at all.” Many people often forget that February 2nd is groundhog day at all. I wouldn’t bet your money on groundhog day, considering that weather has a mind of its own, especially in the bluegrass state. When it comes down to the question if P. Phil will see his shadow or not, Junior Riley Fairchild commented that, “Yes, I think the groundhog will see his shadow this year, he always does.” Who knows if P. Phil will see his shadow or not this year, we’ll have to find out this Saturday when P. Phil emerges from his burrow in Pennsylvania.