Will the groundhog see his shadow this year? What is the meaning of Groundhog Day—and why do we celebrate weather predictions from a plump marmot? Here’s all you need to know about Groundhog Day!
WHEN IS GROUNDHOG DAY 2019?
|2019||Saturday, February 2|
|2020||Sunday, February 2|
|2021||Tuesday, February 2|
GROUNDHOG DAY MEANING AND ORIGINS
According to legend, if a groundhog sees its shadow on this day, there will be six more weeks of winter; if it doesn’t, then spring is right around the corner.
Of course, it’s a bit of a joke. As the Almanac says, “If he sees his shadow, we’ll have six more weeks of winter; if he doesn’t, it’ll be six weeks till spring” because, of course, the dates of the equinox do not change.
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