In 1887, the myth of Groundhog Day was not as widely known as it is today. Started in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania by the local Elks Lodge. The lodge members started this holiday following the tradition started in German-speaking areas of animals forecasting the weather. The lodge observes a groundhog emerging from its burrow on February 2 of each year. If the groundhog sees its shadow due to clear weather, it will return to its den and winter will continue for six more weeks. If it does not see its shadow, spring was coming early. Since its founding, film and television have helped boost the popularity of this event. Now people come from far and wide to see if the groundhog will see his shadow and tell them how the seasons will change.