NATIONAL GROUNDHOG DAY – February 2 | National Day Calendar

NATIONAL GROUNDHOG DAY – February 2 | National Day Calendar

NATIONAL GROUNDHOG DAY – February 2 | National Day Calendar

National Groundhog Day on February 2nd each year asks one question. Will he see his shadow? Ok, well, maybe it asks another question. Will there be six more weeks of winter? The day is celebrated each year in the United States and Canada. 

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Traditionally the groundhog awakens from his nap for a nice welcomed break during the winter to see if he can see his shadow. Many believe if the groundhog sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If this is so, he retreats into his den and goes back to sleep. However, if he does not see his shadow, the groundhog remains outside to play, and people celebrate, believing spring is just around the corner.

Tradition

The tradition of predicting the length of the remaining winter is intertwined with the Christian holiday, Candlemas. The clergy would bless candles symbolizing the ‘light of the world’ to give to their congregations. Another tradition associated with this day is eating crepes. Germans practiced the art of predicting the winter with a hedgehog. When they arrived in the United States, they settled in the hills of Pennsylvania, and the groundhog became the official predictor.

Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, has hosted the annual Groundhog day event. Thousands of people come to the town of Punxsutawney on Groundhog Day for this day of celebration.

Although already a well-known day, Groundhog Day received widespread attention due to the 1993 film Groundhog Day, which was set in Punxsutawney and portrayed Roger Rininger as the groundhog.

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL GROUNDHOG DAY

  • Watch Punxsutawney Phil and see if he sees his shadow.
  • Make your own prediction for National Groundhog Day.
  • Watch a documentary about groundhogs.
  • Watch Groundhog the movie. And then, watch it again.
  • Read the Farmer’s Almanac to determine the likelihood of an early spring. Does Phil agree?
  • Look for your shadow.
  • Use #NationalGroundhogDay on social media.

NATIONAL GROUNDHOG DAY HISTORY

An early American reference to Groundhog Day can be found in a diary entry by storekeeper James Morris, dated February 4th, 1841, of Berks County, Pennsylvania……….Bread-Crumbs-e1700879952396 NATIONAL GROUNDHOG DAY - February 2 | National Day Calendar[read more]

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I think ground hog day is a pretty funny national celebration. But genuinely I dont think we can take another few weeks of winter even though its better than the heat and the cold is amazing its been very cold most days.

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It’s crazy to believe that a ground hog determines wheather/season.

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I think ground hog day is a pretty funny national celebration. But genuinely I dont think we can take another few weeks of winter even though its better than the heat and the cold is amazing its been very cold most days.

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It’s crazy to believe that a ground hog determines wheather/season.

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