What is Groundhog's Day?
Groundhog Day or Hedgehog Day or Marmot Day, is a holiday related to prognostication associated with the weather. On the specific day (2nd feb) the Groundhog (marmot) come out of underground hole and look for his own shadow. what does it mean when the groundhog sees his shadow? According to Groundhog day organizers/fans if it don't sees its shadow then that is a sign of early arrival of spring. Otherwise, the Groundhog will go back to his burrow and by this action people predicts that winter will remain for six weeks more.
When Is Groundhog Day CalendarThe day comes way before Ramadan month. First time it was celebrated only in usa but now it can be seen in Canada, and in Germany as well.
In the following calendar you can see on what day of week it falls with a countdown showing number of days and time left in start.
|Holiday / Event||How Many Days Until|
|Groundhog Day 2015 - Week no. 06, Monday, 2nd February 2015|
|Groundhog Day 2016 - Week no. 05, Tuesday, 2nd February 2016|
|Groundhog Day 2017 - Week no. 05, Thursday, 2nd February 2017|
|Groundhog Day 2018 - Week no. 05, Friday, 2nd February 2018|
|Groundhog Day 2019 - Week no. 05, Saturday, 2nd February 2019|
|Groundhog Day 2020 - Week no. 06, Sunday, 2nd February 2020|
|Groundhog Day 2021 - Week no. 05, Tuesday, 2nd February 2021|
|Groundhog Day 2022 - Week no. 05, Wednesday, 2nd February 2022|
|Groundhog Day 2023 - Week no. 05, Thursday, 2nd February 2023|
|Groundhog Day 2024 - Week no. 05, Friday, 2nd February 2024|
History of Groundhog day
The day is originated from Pennsylvania Germans in 18th century. First time Groundhog day celebrated in 1887 in which the phil saw shadow and indicated the weather will remain cold for six more weeks. Since then, this day has been celebrated 118 times each year except the nine years in between 1889 to 1899 of which no record of its predictions / celebration has been discovered.
What about the Groundhog day prediction?
2014: Shadow at 7:28 AM; 39º overcast skies with fog. It's Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday. 2013: In 2013 Phil sees no shadow and predicted an early arrival of spring but, it was not right because the spring didn't came early. On behalf of record of Phil predictions till now, the probability of being right is 40 percent, approximately.
2015: Spring is not coming soon as per Groundhog prognostication. TL;DR - Punxsutawney phil the Groundhog of Pennsylvania see's shadow in 2015.
2016: Spring is on its way soon as per Groundhog prediction on Tuesday, 2nd Feb, 2016. TL;DR - Punxsutawney phil the Groundhog of Pennsylvania see's no shadow in 2016.