Groundhog Day on February 2 is when we ask are we in for six more weeks of Winter? Only a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil knows for sure. Each year on Groundhog Day, people flock to Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to await the forecast of the local rodent celebrity. Originating with German settlers, who came to Pennsylvania in the 1700s and brought their seasonal superstitions with them, legend has it that if Phil sees his shadow on February 2, the winter chill will continue. Oddly, if the weather is cloudy and he doesn’t see his shadow, we can expect warmer temperatures and early spring. Groundhog Day is a tradition to be cherished.
Did the groundhog see his shadow in 2021?
The results are in and Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow in 2021, which means we are in for six more weeks of winter. Don’t be putting your coat away just yet, Phil has spoken. The predictions in 2021 was made without the usual crowds but was broadcast across numerous channels.
When is Groundhog Day 2022?
Groundhog Day is on February 2 and we wait with bated (and ice-cold) breath to see whether or not winter will continue for another six weeks.