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    Default Happy Groundhog Day!

    Hello.

    I just want to congratulate everybody with the Groundhog Day and may spring will come early this year!


    By the way, it would be interesting for me to hear if you celebrate this holiday and if so, how do you do it?

    Having you saying that, I would really appreciate if you would say a few words about yourself and where you come from.

    Regards, Alex.

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    Default Re: Happy Groundhog Day!

    It is not celebrated in the UK.

    Not many British people even know what it's all about.

    Rover

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    Default Re: Happy Groundhog Day!

    I celebrate it over and over and over and ...

    (No one celebrates it. It's a media event that most people don't remember is coming up until they see/read it on/in the news.)

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    Default Re: Happy Groundhog Day!

    I'd say the movie has made the day more noteworthy, but most Groundhog Day references these days are to the movie and not the rodent.

    Even in Pennsylvania.

    I think it's a fun little diversion, but no more.

    It does, however, help me remember that it's my mother-in-law's birthday.
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    Default Re: Happy Groundhog Day!

    This holiday seems fun to me.
    If I am ever in Pennsylvania, I will definitely join the celebrating crowd.

    My personal opinion is that the more holidays we have the better.
    A holiday is not necessary a day off from work.
    And celebration may be just thinking of something which will make you smile.

    It have definitely made me smiling for some time. It have made me remember this funny movie and this cute groundhog.
    It have made my day a little.

    P.S. I wasn't expecting there would be no people celebrating this holiday on this forum. What can I say? Pity.

    Regards, Alex.
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    Default Re: Happy Groundhog Day!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Not many British people even know what it's all about.
    I'd never heard of it before the film.

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    Default Re: Happy Groundhog Day!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I'd never heard of it before the film.
    And, to my knowledge, there really is no connection between the holiday and the repeating-of-days premise, except exactly the fact that it is a pointless and meaningless holiday. Had the movie repeated Thanksgiving (big here in the States) or xmas, or some other "important" day, you'd interpret quite a different meaning in the repeating.

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    Default Re: Happy Groundhog Day!

    Well, the little furry fellow is a good five-hour drive from here, so even living in Pennsylvania, I've never been to the event either.

    Dave is also living here. I wonder if he's been.
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    Default Re: Happy Groundhog Day!

    All meant to make us smile at a very dreary time of the year - and a great excuse for a sale

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    Default Re: Happy Groundhog Day!

    Oh.. thank you, susiedq.
    I am glad that you understand it like I do.

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