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What is GroundHog Day?
Groundhog Day is an annual U.S. celebration held February 2nd, the day when the groundhog is said to leave hibernation to predict the forthcoming weather.
According to tradition, the groundhog's shadow being visible indicates whether 6 more weeks of winter is expected, or if spring will arrive early.
So how did the groundhog take on the role of a weatherman for many in North America? The theory of animals breaking their hibernation on this date goes back to the Middle Ages.
The belief was that when the animal emerged, If they could see their shadow on a sunny day then 6 more weeks of winter were due. However, if there was no shadow, that was a sign that the weather would be mild in the following weeks, along with an early spring.
German immigrants are said to have brought this legend to the U.S, where it is now celebrated most famously in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (dating back to 1887!).
Groundhog Day celebrations include music and food and a groundhog named 'Punxsutawney Phil' emerges to tell the President of the 'Inner Circle' his weather prediction.
The President, the sole translator of 'Groundhogese' interprets the message and feeds the result back to the awaiting crowds (up to 20,000 people!) and live TV broadcasts. Yes, really.
Does collecting money from others feel like your very own Groundhog Day?
Break the cycle of being left out of pocket by your so called 'friends'.
Don't let this Groundhog Day be a repeat of the last one, we've all seen where that leads. It leads to Bill Murray level depression. Terrifying.
Are you sick of thinking, “Why is it always me?” The simple answer is - You are your group's organizer! You didn't choose this life, this life chose you. Fear not, Collctiv is here to help.
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Today could be the day you step out of the organizers Groundhog Day, and into a simpler, more organized future.
Groundhog Day on the big screen
Groundhog Day is the critically acclaimed 1993 film starring Bill Murray as Phil Connors, a TV weatherman assigned to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney.
Murray finds himself reliving the same day over and over again (leading to the phrase 'Groundhog Day' becoming commonplace to describe a repetitive situation!).
The fantasy-comedy directed by Harold Ramis is widely accepted as one of the greatest films of the 1990's, despite Ramis and Murray clashing over whether it should hold more philosophical or comic weight.
The box office performance suggested the pair found the right balance, returning over $105 million to become one of the highest grossing films of the year. It has also firmly stood the test of time, current ratings have it scoring a very respectable 8/10 on IMDB along with a 97% critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes,
Murray's character, weatherman Phil Connors, is described as cynical and arrogant, frustrated that he is once again covering the Groundhog Day celebrations in Punxsutawney.
If Murray needed any help showing these frustrations, he may have been helped by the actions of his on screen groundhog co-star. It is believed he was bitten on numerous occasions during filming, requiring a rabies injection - ouch!
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