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History of Ground Hog's Day
Ground Hog's Day
Follow along as Lenzi traces the history of Groundhog Day, revealing its roots in the German holiday Candlemas. The program describes how Groundhog Day first became popular in the United States in 1886 and explores whether or not we can truly rely on a rodent to predict the weather.
Take a trip to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, and learn about the history and traditions of Groundhog Day. The program introduces Punxsutawney Phil, the world-famous groundhog, and explains how Groundhog Day evolved from a German holiday to the modern-day festival of today. The presentation also highlights how meteorologists predict the weather by measuring factors like temperature and air pressure.
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