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The Origin Of These Popular Holidays Might Surprise You

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These days there seems to be a holiday for everything. Like donuts? You're covered on June 7. Have a passion for dogs? Celebrate your furry friend on August 26. Need a day to collect rocks? Add to your collection on September 16. 

But perhaps you're curious about the more popular holidays. Like why does a groundhog seeing its shadow signify six more weeks of winter? How did dressing in costume become associated with Halloween? Why was July 4 chosen as the celebration of independence from Great Britain? We did some digging to investigate. Read on to learn more about your favorite holiday!