Happy Ground Hog Day!

Groundhog Day is here and everyone is eager to know what the future holds for winter weather. The tradition of Groundhog Day originates from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The event happens at Gobbler’s Knob. Interesting fact, CRS rubber is used at the event. (The nametags with our logo in the photo above are just for fun.)

Yes CRS is open on Ground Hog Day. It has become a beloved tradition that has been celebrated for many years. Despite its popularity, it has yet to become an official holiday. However, the idea of making it an official holiday is certainly an intriguing one. Imagine being able to take a day off to celebrate this unique event, travel to Pennsylvania, and be part of the festivities in Punxsutawney!

Groundhog Day is celebrated annually on February 2nd and has become a popular tradition in North America. It is based on the belief that if a groundhog named Phil emerges from his burrow and sees his shadow, then there will be six more weeks of winter-like weather. However, if Phil does not see his shadow, then it is believed that an early spring is on its way.

The tradition of Groundhog Day can be traced back to the early days of Pennsylvania Dutch settlers. They believed that if the sun shone brightly on Candlemas Day (February 2nd), it meant that winter was far from over. Conversely, if it was cloudy, then spring was just around the corner. Over time, this belief evolved into the groundhog seeing its shadow, with Phil becoming the most famous groundhog in North America.

Every year, thousands of people gather in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to celebrate Groundhog Day. Phil is brought out of his burrow to predict the weather, and the event is broadcast live on television. The celebration also includes other festivities, such as food, music, and games, making it a fun and lively event for everyone.

Although Punxsutawney’s event is the most famous, there are many Groundhog Day festivals held across the United States and Canada. This day is a unique opportunity to have some fun and enjoy the festive spirit, regardless of the weather forecast.

While the news of more winter weather may not be what we all wanted to hear, we should not let it dampen our spirits. Instead, let’s embrace the remaining winter months and make the best of it. There are many winter activities to enjoy, such as skiing, snowboarding, sledding, or simply building a snowman.

Groundhog Day has also become a cultural phenomenon. A classic movie, “Groundhog Day,” was released in 1993, starring Bill Murray as a weatherman who is stuck in a time loop, reliving the same day over and over again. To make the most of this special day, why not check out the classic movie!? Not only is the movie hilarious and entertaining, but it also has a deeper message about the importance of making the most of each day.

Groundhog Day is a unique celebration that brings people together to have fun and enjoy the winter weather. Although the news of more winter weather may not be what we wanted to hear, let’s embrace it and make the best of it. So, get out there, have fun, and make this Groundhog Day one to remember.

Check out Groundhog Day (1993) here is the trailer