February 2nd is Groundhog Day. The day the groundhog determines if spring is around the corner or if there will be six more weeks of winter – all determined by whether or not he sees his shadow. The groundhog comes out from hiding and if it sees a shadow (due to clear weather), it will retreat back into its den and winter will persist for six more weeks, and if he does not, usually due to cloudiness, spring will arrive early.
With all of the peanut butter lovers out there, we can only guess that celebrating peanut butter is something that takes more than one day. With all the peanut butter lovers out there, we can understand celebrating the holiday as much as possible.
When is Groundhog Day?
Groundhog day is celebrated the same day every year, February 2nd.
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How is Groundhog Day celebrated?
Groundhog Day is Feb. 2, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania every year. The day began in Germany in the 1700’s, held between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox.
Fun Groundhog Day Facts:
- Punxsutawney, PA held the first Groundhog Day in the 1800’s
- Groundhog Day is still celebrated in Punxsutawney, PA.
- The groundhog’s name is Phil.
- A groundhog can whistle when it is alarmed.
- A movie was named for this special day. The movie premiered in 1993.
- During the filming of Groundhog Day, actor, Bill Murray was bitten by the groundhog twice during shooting. He had to have rabies shots.
- Phil has been sharing his predictions with the world for more than 120 years.
- Groundhogs only have a life expectancy of 10 years.
Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on February 2nd:
- Shakira – Singer
- Liz Smith – Gossip Columnist
- Donald Driver – Football Player
- Christie Brinkley – Model
- Farrah Fawcett – Actress
- Lauren Bushnell – Reality Star
- Duane Chapman – Reality Star
- Ina Garten – Chef
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February is filled with a variety of holidays including Elmo’s Birthday, Stuffed Mushroom Day, National Wear Red Day and let us not forget World Nutella Day. We have you covered whether you are looking for a holiday in a specific month or industry – Special Days of the Month is your go-to place.