Sunday, October 1, 2023
(Week 40)

Groundhog Day 2024, 2025 and further

View below the dates for (among others) Groundhog Day 2024 and Groundhog Day 2025.
You can also see on which day the holiday falls and how many days it is until this holiday.

DateHolidayDayWeek numberDays to go
February 2, 2023 Groundhog Day 2023 Thursday 5 -
February 2, 2024 Groundhog Day 2024 Friday 5 124
February 2, 2025 Groundhog Day 2025 Sunday 6 490
February 2, 2026 Groundhog Day 2026 Monday 6 855
February 2, 2027 Groundhog Day 2027 Tuesday 5 1220
February 2, 2028 Groundhog Day 2028 Wednesday 5 1585
February 2, 2029 Groundhog Day 2029 Friday 5 1951
February 2, 2030 Groundhog Day 2030 Saturday 5 2316
February 2, 2031 Groundhog Day 2031 Sunday 6 2681
February 2, 2032 Groundhog Day 2032 Monday 6 3046
February 2, 2033 Groundhog Day 2033 Wednesday 5 3412

Significance of Groundhog Day 2024

Groundhog Day 2024, 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 2024 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 2024

Groundhog Day 2024 takes place on February 2 annually. The day on which Groundhog Day 2024 falls on changes but the date remains the same; consult the above table for exact dates.
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See also the 2023 Calendar.