At 'the Punxsutawney in Philadelphia,' Groundhog Day starts with beer for breakfast

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A German Legend says that on February 2 if the rodent retreats into its burrow on seeing its shadow, it indicates that winter will continue.

Chattanooga Chuck, a distant cousin of our friend Phil, will make a similar, if less opulent, appearance Saturday morning at 10:30am at the Tennessee Aquarium's River Journey lobby. Similar rodents and reptiles have about the same track record when it comes to predicting spring's arrival.

Groundhog Day is a part of American and Canadian tradition that has been celebrated for hundreds of years! So is it early spring or more winter forecast.

Let's hope Punxsutawney Phil is right.

Almost the same series of events unfolded about 300 miles to the east, where Staten Island Chuck's handlers also revealed the same prediction.

Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son will, as the name suggests, follow Phil Connors Jr., who falls into the same time loop as his father before him, repeating a single day over and over again.

To get in the mood, we suggest queuing up Bill Murray's 1993 movie, Groundhog Day.

Punxsutawney is a town with a population of just under 6,000 people in Jefferson County, about one and a half hours northeast of Pittsburgh.

PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA - FEBRUARY 02: Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow predicting an early spring during the 133rd annual Groundhog Day festivities on February 2, 2019 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

According to Business Insider, thousands of people visit Gobbler's Knob for Groundhog Day each year.

The Groundhog Day ceremony had made headlines earlier when former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was bitten by the groundhog during the ceremony in 2009.

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