Groundhog Day (Marmot Day)
February 2, 2023
An event every year that begins at 00:00 on day 2 of February, repeating indefinitely
🇨🇦 Canada & USA 🇺🇸
|Groundhog Day is a celebration of impending spring, with a big rodent as the host.|
|The story of the groundhog predicting the weather comes from an old superstition that when the groundhog looks out from their burrow first time that day and the sky is clear enough that the groundhog can see their shadow, the groundhog will go back in their burrow for another 6 weeks to sit out the bad weather that is about to come.
If the sky is cloudy and thus there are no shadows, then the groundhog will welcome the good weather to come.
And the groundhog is always right! (so they say)🌤️
In Alaska, this day is celebrated as Marmot Day since 2009.