Groundhog Day Facts

  • Groundhogs are famous for predicting Spring.

  • Groundhog Day is on February 2nd.

  • According to legend, if the groundhog comes out of his burrow on February 2nd and does not see his shadow then, Spring will come early.

  • If the groundhog sees a shadow, then it goes back into its burrow and Winter will last 6 more weeks.

  • The largest Groundhog Day Celebration is held in Punxsutawney Pennsylvania.

  • People have been gathering in Punxsutawney Pennsylvania to celebrate Groundhogs Day since the late 1800s.

  • The famous groundhog who predicts the weather in Punxsutawney Pennsylvania is Punxsutawney Phil.