Wednesday 8 April 2020
(Week 15)

Groundhog Day 2021, 2022 and further

View below the dates for (among others) Groundhog Day 2021 and Groundhog Day 2022.
You can also see on which day the holiday falls and how many days it is until this holiday.

DateHolidayDayWeek numberDays to go
Groundhog Day 2020 Sunday 6 -
Groundhog Day 2021 Tuesday 5 300
Groundhog Day 2022 Wednesday 5 665
Groundhog Day 2023 Thursday 5 1030
Groundhog Day 2024 Friday 5 1395
Groundhog Day 2025 Sunday 6 1761
Groundhog Day 2026 Monday 6 2126
Groundhog Day 2027 Tuesday 5 2491
Groundhog Day 2028 Wednesday 5 2856
Groundhog Day 2029 Friday 5 3222
Groundhog Day 2030 Saturday 5 3587

Significance of Groundhog Day 2021

Groundhog Day 2021, coinciding with Candlemas, is a holiday that focuses on the folklore idea of the groundhog (also known as woodchucks) coming out of its home to “predict” the weather. Legend has it that on this morning, if a groundhog can see its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If it cannot see its shadow, spring is on the way. Groundhog Day 2021 is observed on February 2 in many states throughout the United States of America.

History of Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day, historically has its roots in the ancient Christian tradition of Candlemas Day, when clergy would bless and distribute candles needed for winter. The candles represented how long and cold the winter would be. Germans expanded on this concept by selecting an animal (the hedgehog) as a means of predicting weather. Once they came to America, German settlers in Pennsylvania continued the tradition, although they exchanged the hedgehogs to groundhogs, which were plentiful in the Keystone State. In 1887, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club declared that Phil, the Punxsutawney groundhog, was America's only true weather-forecasting groundhog.

Traditions of Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is a non-federal holiday and has few traditions. The most significant traditions would involve visits to Pennsylvania and the observation of Groundhogs out of hibernation at this time.

When is Groundhog Day 2021

Groundhog Day 2021 takes place on February 2 annually. The day on which Groundhog Day 2021 falls on changes but the date remains the same; consult the above table for exact dates.
See besides 'Groundhog Day' even more holidays, click on one of the links below.

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See also the 2020 Calendar.


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