Will "Buckeye Chuck" see his shadow, indicating only six more weeks of winter, or will his shadow elude him, indicating a swift end to winter? Groundhog Day, February 2nd, is observed in the United States, Canada, and parts of Australia. The date marks the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and the Vernal Equinox and traces its origins from the French festival of Candlemas.
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(Photo of "Buckeye Chuck" courtesy of the Ohio Division of Wildlife)