Groundhog Day 2011 Date in the US?

Apparently Groundhog Day 2011 is very close because everyone is talking about it.

Punxsutawney is where crowds as large as 40,000 have gathered to celebrate the holiday since at least 1886.

Groundhog Day marks a pivotal day in the transition from winter to spring. The holiday has its roots in old European tales about weather.

When is Groundhog Day 2011? What is the date in the US?

asked by Charles in Holidays | 2711 views | 01-31-2011 at 06:03 PM

The groundhog may be the most famous weather-predicting animal. In the US Groundhog Day will be on February 2, 2011. The date is the same every year.

According to folklore, a cloudy day means the groundhog will joyously leave his burrow because he can't see his shadow. On a sunny day, he might "see its shadow" and go back into his burrow.

German tradition holds that if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on February 2, winter would last another six weeks. If no shadow was seen, spring would come early.

Once Groundhog Day arrives, the whole world will know how much winter is left to come.

answered by Jeremiah | 01-31-2011 at 06:04 PM

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