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When is Groundhog Day in 2023?

Groundhog Day in 2023 is on the Thursday, 2nd of Feb (2/02/2023).

Groundhog Day is on the 33rd day of 2023. There are 332 days left in the year.

Groundhog Day Facts

  • Date: Feb 02, 2023
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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 2022

SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 17, 2022Jan 17M L King Day
MondayMonFeb 21, 2022Feb 21Presidents' Day
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Good Friday
SundaySunApr 17, 2022Apr 17Easter Sunday
MondayMonMay 30, 2022May 30Memorial Day
SundaySunJun 19, 2022Jun 19Juneteenth
MondayMonJul 04, 2022Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 05, 2022Sep 05Labor Day
WednesdayWedOct 19, 2022Oct 19Columbus Day
FridayFriNov 11, 2022Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 24, 2022Nov 24Thanksgiving Day
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2022

WednesdayWedJan 12, 2022Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
WednesdayWedJan 19, 2022Jan 19National Popcorn Day
WednesdayWedFeb 02, 2022Feb 02National Signing Day
WednesdayWedFeb 02, 2022Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 04, 2022Feb 04National Wear Red Day
WednesdayWedFeb 09, 2022Feb 09National Pizza Day
SundaySunFeb 13, 2022Feb 13Galentine's Day
MondayMonFeb 14, 2022Feb 14Valentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 15, 2022Feb 15National Bagel Day
FridayFriFeb 18, 2022Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
TuesdayTueFeb 22, 2022Feb 22National Margarita Day
TuesdayTueMar 01, 2022Mar 01National Pancake Day
FridayFriMar 04, 2022Mar 04National Employee Appreciation Day
SundaySunMar 06, 2022Mar 06National Walking Day
MondayMonMar 07, 2022Mar 07National Cereal Day
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14National Napping Day
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14National Pi Day
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14National Walkout Day
SundaySunMar 20, 2022Mar 20National Proposal Day
WednesdayWedMar 23, 2022Mar 23National Puppy Day
WednesdayWedMar 30, 2022Mar 30National Doctor Day
ThursdayThuApr 07, 2022Apr 07National Burrito Day
ThursdayThuApr 07, 2022Apr 07National Beer Day
MondayMonApr 11, 2022Apr 11National Pet Day
TuesdayTueApr 12, 2022Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 05, 2022May 05National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 08, 2022May 08Mother's Day
WednesdayWedMay 25, 2022May 25National Wine Day
WednesdayWedMay 25, 2022May 25National Towel Day
FridayFriJun 03, 2022Jun 03National Donut Day
WednesdayWedJun 08, 2022Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 19, 2022Jun 19Father's Day
TuesdayTueJun 21, 2022Jun 21National Selfie Day
WednesdayWedJun 22, 2022Jun 22National Kissing Day
TuesdayTueJul 12, 2022Jul 12Amazon Prime Day
WednesdayWedJul 13, 2022Jul 13National French Fry Day
ThursdayThuJul 14, 2022Jul 14National Nude Day
SundaySunJul 17, 2022Jul 17National Ice Cream Day
WednesdayWedJul 20, 2022Jul 20National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 24, 2022Jul 24National Tequila Day
FridayFriJul 29, 2022Jul 29National Chicken Wings Day
MondayMonAug 01, 2022Aug 01National Girlfriend Day
SundaySunAug 07, 2022Aug 07National Sister Day
SundaySunSep 18, 2022Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
MondayMonOct 03, 2022Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
TuesdayTueOct 04, 2022Oct 04National Taco Day
TuesdayTueOct 04, 2022Oct 04National Vodka Day
SundaySunOct 09, 2022Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 15, 2022Oct 15Sweetest Day
SaturdaySatOct 29, 2022Oct 29National Cat Day
MondayMonOct 31, 2022Oct 31Halloween
ThursdayThuNov 03, 2022Nov 03National Sandwich Day
SundaySunNov 06, 2022Nov 06Daylight savings
FridayFriNov 25, 2022Nov 25Black Friday
MondayMonNov 28, 2022Nov 28Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 03, 2022Dec 03Candle Day
FridayFriDec 09, 2022Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 16, 2022Dec 16National Ugly Sweater day