When is Groundhog Day?
Groundhog Day is an annual festival, celebrated on February 2 that is a time also for weather forecasts of the year. It completely depends on cloudy and sunny climate, if it is cloudy, predicted that the spring will fall soon and if it sunny, the winter will continue for few weeks.
The celebration was started during 18th and 19th century and it was originated from European nations. In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the largest groundhog festival observed as heavy crowds participated in this festival. Said that the day was firstly observed on February 4, 1841 but now the day is declared as 2nd February.
Groundhog Day is widely celebrated festival and it is also a day of well recognized and popular traditions. As the festival is celebrated to predict about the weather, it is also believed that the forecasts are accurate 75% to 90%. The day is celebrated now in various European countries and American states on majority basis. Canada has own groundhog celebration named as Wiarton Willie that tells the predictions of an albino groundhog. Several of American cities are also concerned in their own extraordinary groundhogs day. New York City celebrates the day named as Pothole Pete.
As Groundhog Day falls usually on February 2 every year, it is also important to know the exact days of celebration. Here, we provide the chart that describes the dates year wise that help you to choose the dates for particular year. With our charts, you can plan for holidays well in advance and accurately. Find also complete details about Groundhog Day.
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