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When is Groundhog Day in 2025?

Groundhog Day in 2025 is on the Sunday, 2nd of Feb (2/02/2025).

Groundhog Day is on the 33rd day of 2025. There are 332 days left in the year.

Groundhog Day Facts

  • Date: Feb 02, 2025
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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.

Groundhog Day Observances

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List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United States in 2024

MondayMonJan 01, 2024Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 15, 2024Jan 15M L King Day
MondayMonFeb 19, 2024Feb 19Presidents' Day
FridayFriMar 29, 2024Mar 29Good Friday
SundaySunMar 31, 2024Mar 31Easter Sunday
MondayMonMay 27, 2024May 27Memorial Day
WednesdayWedJun 19, 2024Jun 19Juneteenth
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2024Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 02, 2024Sep 02Labor Day
MondayMonOct 14, 2024Oct 14Columbus Day
MondayMonNov 11, 2024Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 28, 2024Nov 28Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2024Dec 25Christmas

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2024

FridayFriJan 12, 2024Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
FridayFriJan 19, 2024Jan 19National Popcorn Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02National Wear Red Day
WednesdayWedFeb 07, 2024Feb 07National Signing Day
FridayFriFeb 09, 2024Feb 09National Pizza Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2024Feb 14Valentine's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 15, 2024Feb 15National Bagel Day
SundaySunFeb 18, 2024Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
ThursdayThuFeb 22, 2024Feb 22National Margarita Day
ThursdayThuFeb 29, 2024Feb 29Leap Day
FridayFriMar 01, 2024Mar 01National Employee Appreciation Day
ThursdayThuMar 07, 2024Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 10, 2024Mar 10Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 11, 2024Mar 11National Napping Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Walkout Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Pi Day
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2024Mar 20National Proposal Day
SaturdaySatMar 23, 2024Mar 23National Puppy Day
SaturdaySatMar 30, 2024Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 03, 2024Apr 03National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 04, 2024Apr 04National Burrito Day
SundaySunApr 07, 2024Apr 07National Beer Day
ThursdayThuApr 11, 2024Apr 11National Pet Day
FridayFriApr 12, 2024Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 02, 2024May 02National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 12, 2024May 12Mother's Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Towel Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 07, 2024Jun 07National Donut Day
SaturdaySatJun 08, 2024Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2024Jun 16Father's Day
FridayFriJun 21, 2024Jun 21National Selfie Day
SaturdaySatJun 22, 2024Jun 22National Kissing Day
SaturdaySatJul 13, 2024Jul 13National French Fry Day
SundaySunJul 14, 2024Jul 14National Nude Day
WednesdayWedJul 17, 2024Jul 17National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 21, 2024Jul 21National Ice Cream Day
TuesdayTueJul 23, 2024Jul 23Amazon Prime Day
WednesdayWedJul 24, 2024Jul 24National Tequila Day
MondayMonJul 29, 2024Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
ThursdayThuAug 01, 2024Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 04, 2024Aug 04National Sister Day
WednesdayWedSep 18, 2024Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
ThursdayThuOct 03, 2024Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Vodka Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Taco Day
WednesdayWedOct 09, 2024Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 19, 2024Oct 19Sweetest Day
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2024Oct 29National Cat Day
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2024Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 03, 2024Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 29, 2024Nov 29Black Friday
MondayMonDec 02, 2024Dec 02Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 07, 2024Dec 07Candle Day
MondayMonDec 09, 2024Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 20, 2024Dec 20National Ugly Sweater day