Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Early Spring On Groundhog Day 2020

6They spice up the festival a bit

The handlers notice the reaction Punxsutawney Phil has when he exits his borrow and notify the President of the Inner Circle but to spice up the festival there is a whole segment where the groundhog explains to the President in a language known as “Groundhogese” what is his prediction. The President is able to understand the language through his possession of an ancient acacia wood cane.

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7Groundhog Day 2020

Groundhog Day 2020 was held on the 2nd of February 2020 and as usual, Phil made his prediction. The cuddly oracle predicted that spring will come early this 2020. As tradition, he awoke from his slumber in Gobbler’s Knob and crawled out to see for his shadow. Lucky this year he did not see his shadow and the prediction was made that there will be an early spring.

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8How good are his predictions?

Since 1887 Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow 103 times and called for more winter. This year on Groundhog Day 2020 he did not see his shadow for the 20th time. Not seeing his shadow is something rare. As always the crowd that gathered to see the event was ecstatic to hear the prediction.

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9What is the movie about?

In 1993 a fantasy comedy movie was released title ‘Groundhog Day’ and starred Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. The movie was about a weatherman who was covering the annual Groundhog Day event when he gets caught in a time loop and reliving the same day over and over again. The movie was quite the hit and soon became a cult classic.

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10The movie gave the festival international fame

The festival has been gaining on since 1887 so when the movie based on it was released in 1993, it gave the festival more fame and attention. The movie at the time of release was a moderate hit, making back its budget of $14 million but over time the movie gained a cult following and in 2006 was added to the United States National Film Registry.

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