Bio: Punxsutawney Phil is the groundhog that is celebrated every February 2 in America as the holiday, Groundhog’s Day. The ceremony begins before sunrise, and when Phil emerges from his underground home on Gobbler’s Knob the townspeople watch carefully to see whether or not he sees his own shadow. If he does see his shadow, tradition says that he is predicting that there will be at least six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, that means spring will be coming early. This tradition has taken place in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania since 1887.
Best Known For:
Being a groundhog.
Phil is married to his wife, Phyllis, and together they have a daughter named Phelicia.
Thousands of people gathered at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on Feb. 2 to join Punxsutawney Phil’s Inner Circle in seeing if the famous groundhog would see his shadow. Now, the results are in — and you can check out all the photos from the big day here!
Alright, Punxsutawney Phil — what’s the verdict?! The famous groundhog emerged from his burrow at sunrise on Feb. 2 and predicted what kind of weather is to come. Will we have six more weeks of winter…or be blessed with an early spring? Find out here!
The day is finally here! On Feb. 2, Groundhog Day, we’ll find out if there’ll be six more weeks of winter…or if we’ll get an early spring (*crosses fingers*). Of course, it’s all in the hands of Punxsutawney Phil, the official groundhog whose shadow determines what kind of weather is to come. Watch it all go down here!
The next six weeks of weather all rely on the shoulders of one groundhog — Punxsutawney Phil! Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day, and we could have six more weeks of winter, or an early spring! Although we all wait for Phil to see his shadow every year, how did this whole tradition even start? Here’s everything you need to know!