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When is Groundhog Day in 2024?

Groundhog Day in 2024 is on the Friday, 2nd of Feb (2/02/2024).

Groundhog Day is on the 33rd day of 2024. There are 333 days left in the year.

Groundhog Day Facts

  • Date: Feb 02, 2024
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  • Also Called: Candlemas
  • Celebrations: Celebrations; Spend the day watching the Bill Murray action movie
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A groundhog, also called woodchucks, is herbivorous and often hibernate during winter. The groundhog is believed to have powers to predict the weather and give a sign on how long winter will last.

What is the history of Groundhog Day?

Groundhog Day is linked to an ancient Christian tradition called Candlemas. The priest would distribute candles as a way to bless congregants in winter. The candles would signify how long and cold the winter would be. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the German who settled in Pennsylvania expanded on this concept. They brought with them a groundhog, which they believed was their annual weather announcer. According to a legend, if a Groundhog comes out of its hole on Groundhog Day and sees its shadow, it returns to the barrow, signifying six more weeks of winter. If the groundhog does not run back to the hole, it’s a sign of an early spring. Most Americans believe that the real groundhog is the Punxsutawney Phil, who lives at Gobbler’s Knob.

When is Groundhog Day?

The day is on February 2 in the United States and Canada. The first Groundhog Day was in the 1800s at Punxsutawney.

Why celebrate Groundhog Day

You probably do not believe in magic and forecasts, but celebrating Groundhog Day will help you reflect on it. Scientifically, there is no correlation between groundhog and weather prediction, but the people back then believed in it, and it would just happen. That probably explains its mystery and why the day is still relevant today to many in the United States and Canada.

Things to do on Groundhog Day

Celebrating Groundhog Day is fun. You can spend the day watching the Bill Murray action movie. The movie stars a TV weatherman who features an annual Groundhog Day event. Interestingly, he is caught up in a time loop, and the day ends up being repeated hence reliving the same day. So, grab some popcorns, invite your friends over and have some fun on this day. While at it, have some fun singing the Groundhog Day song. Just search the lyrics online, and you will be good to go.

You could also try Groundhog trivia. There is plenty to learn about groundhogs. Play the trivia with relatives and friends and discuss great facts about these rodents that you never knew.

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List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United States in 2023

SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 02, 2023Jan 02New Year's Day Holiday
MondayMonJan 16, 2023Jan 16M L King Day
MondayMonFeb 20, 2023Feb 20Presidents' Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07Good Friday
SundaySunApr 09, 2023Apr 09Easter Sunday
MondayMonMay 29, 2023May 29Memorial Day
MondayMonJun 19, 2023Jun 19Juneteenth
TuesdayTueJul 04, 2023Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 04, 2023Sep 04Labor Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Columbus Day
SaturdaySatNov 11, 2023Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 23, 2023Nov 23Thanksgiving Day
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

ThursdayThuJan 12, 2023Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
ThursdayThuJan 19, 2023Jan 19National Popcorn Day
WednesdayWedFeb 01, 2023Feb 01National Signing Day
ThursdayThuFeb 02, 2023Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 03, 2023Feb 03National Wear Red Day
ThursdayThuFeb 09, 2023Feb 09National Pizza Day
MondayMonFeb 13, 2023Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 14, 2023Feb 14Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedFeb 15, 2023Feb 15National Bagel Day
SaturdaySatFeb 18, 2023Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
TuesdayTueFeb 21, 2023Feb 21National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 22, 2023Feb 22National Margarita Day
FridayFriMar 03, 2023Mar 03National Employee Appreciation Day
TuesdayTueMar 07, 2023Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 12, 2023Mar 12Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 13, 2023Mar 13National Napping Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Walkout Day
TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Pi Day
MondayMonMar 20, 2023Mar 20National Proposal Day
ThursdayThuMar 23, 2023Mar 23National Puppy Day
ThursdayThuMar 30, 2023Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 05, 2023Apr 05National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 06, 2023Apr 06National Burrito Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07National Beer Day
TuesdayTueApr 11, 2023Apr 11National Pet Day
WednesdayWedApr 12, 2023Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 04, 2023May 04National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 14, 2023May 14Mother's Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Towel Day
ThursdayThuMay 25, 2023May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day
ThursdayThuJun 08, 2023Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 18, 2023Jun 18Father's Day
WednesdayWedJun 21, 2023Jun 21National Selfie Day
ThursdayThuJun 22, 2023Jun 22National Kissing Day
TuesdayTueJul 11, 2023Jul 11Amazon Prime Day
ThursdayThuJul 13, 2023Jul 13National French Fry Day
FridayFriJul 14, 2023Jul 14National Nude Day
SundaySunJul 16, 2023Jul 16National Ice Cream Day
WednesdayWedJul 19, 2023Jul 19National Hot Dog Day
MondayMonJul 24, 2023Jul 24National Tequila Day
SaturdaySatJul 29, 2023Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
TuesdayTueAug 01, 2023Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 06, 2023Aug 06National Sister Day
MondayMonSep 18, 2023Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
TuesdayTueOct 03, 2023Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04National Vodka Day
WednesdayWedOct 04, 2023Oct 04National Taco Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 21, 2023Oct 21Sweetest Day
SundaySunOct 29, 2023Oct 29National Cat Day
TuesdayTueOct 31, 2023Oct 31Halloween
FridayFriNov 03, 2023Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 24, 2023Nov 24Black Friday
MondayMonNov 27, 2023Nov 27Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 02, 2023Dec 02Candle Day
SaturdaySatDec 09, 2023Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 15, 2023Dec 15National Ugly Sweater day