8 of the Oldest American Traditions That Are Still Carried Out Today

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Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day dates back to 1887 and involves a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil who predicts the weather. If Punxsutawney Phil sees its shadow, it means that the winter season will last longer than usual (namely six more weeks than usual) and if the groundhog does not see its shadow, then it will be an early spring. 

According to the National Climatic Data Center, Phil’s predictions have been correct 39% of the time.

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