Groundhog Day facts

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The groundhog (Marmota monax) is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels.

Groundhog Day is a holiday on February 2. It is usually celebrated in North America. It marks about six weeks before the end of winter. It began in the year 1886. This holiday celebrates "Punxsutawney Phil", a groundhog who can supposedly forecast the weather.

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