I think it's safe to say that Groundhog Day is the most misunderstood American tradition since as far back as you can probably remember. And it's in true American fashion that when it comes to holidays you don't quite get, you do what you do best, and celebrate. What better way to commemorate the annual commencement of spring or dreaded continuation of winter than with a party?
If Feb. 2 comes with nothing more than a standard work day, an anti-climactic lunch, and heated debates over the current state of affairs in the United States, at least you have Groundhog Day celebrations to shake things up a bit.
Do you know the history of Groundhog Day? Do you know who Punxsutawney Phil is? Are you wondering what the hell "Punxsutawney" means? Do you want to know more? Are you curious what it is you get out of this whole thing?
Groundhog Day can be more than a passing meme. Here are seven ways to celebrate this Feb. 2, making it one for the books.