The Hollywood movie starring Bill Murray and Andie McDowell made the well-known Groundhog Day part of history. Because of the story it tells and the way it is portrayed, this movie has over time come to be regarded by many as a classic of cinema.

The well-known Groundhog Day is observed when the Pennsylvanian rodent emerges from its burrow. It predicts whether winter will continue or whether temperatures will climb and spring will start to arrive.

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When and where to watch the iconic film? 

Groundhog Day can be purchased or rented on Amazon Video in the US for $7.99. It is not a part of Prime. As an alternative, you can sign up for a free trial of AMC+ through Amazon Video, which comes with the movie. This essentially makes the film available for free to new customers. After the free trial, the monthly fee is $8.99.

The cost of renting an Amazon Video is £2.99 in the UK, in contrast. Groundhog Day is also available for streaming on Apple TV, Google Play, iTunes, and Google Play. Right now, it’s not available on Netflix.

History of Groundhog Day-

Groundhogs are one of many animals that hibernate during the winter and awaken when spring arrives. As a result, it makes sense to look to them and their other hibernating animal counterparts to predict when warmer weather will arrive. Bears were originally used in Germanic parts of Europe, but as they became harder to find due to dwindling numbers, badgers made an excellent substitute.

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The custom was brought to America by German-speaking immigrants, but groundhogs, which are plentiful, ended up becoming the preferred mammal. In contrast to badgers, groundhogs will head back to their burrows on sunny days. According to folklore, a groundhog would scamper back into its burrow when it sees its own shadow, causing winter to prolong an additional six weeks.

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The first known reference to a Groundhog Day celebration is traced to an article from the Punxsutawney Spirit newspaper in 1886.  “Up to the time of going to press, the beast has not seen its shadow,” it stated. However, the first official Groundhog Day celebration didn’t happen until the following year. Thousands of people now congregate yearly at Gobbler’s Knob to watch a group of local officials known as the “Inner Circle” interpret Phil’s prophecy. All of the predictions that were off by 10 have been recorded.