18:01 GMT26 February 2021
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    It will soon be a year since people around the world had been affected by quarantine measures and lockdown restrictions, with many feeling the burden of repetitive routines, uninterrupted by any exciting events.

    When the time has come to celebrate the American pop culture holiday, Groundhog Day, users took to social media to say that 2020 and now 2021 are the epitome of an annoying and never-ending day.

    The beginning of last spring marked the onset of coronavirus restrictions in Europe and the rest of the world, which eventually forced people to stay at home.

    ​Marked on 2 February, Groundhog Day is centered on the idea of a groundhog coming out of its home to 'predict' the weather.

    The holiday gained more popularity when a 1993 film starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell was released, where the main character had to relive the same day over and over.

    Much like the Groundhog Day characters, people around the globe still have to relive the same routine on a daily basis. With mass Covid-19 vaccination programmes, some governments have signaled the end of lockdown measures to take place in 2021. 

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