Groundhog Day 2019 – History, Facts, Celebration

Groundhog Day
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In the U.S. each year on February 2 there is a celebration of Groundhog Day. In mid-winter, it awakens from a long winter’s nap. There will be six more weeks of the winter when the groundhog sees his shadow. After that, he returns to his den and goes back to sleep. Spring is just around the corner when he does not see his shadow. This day’s tradition is traveled long ways. Groundhog day comes from the German roots. German immigrants to America brought the tradition of predicting winter weather on and Feb in the 1800s. To Predict whether they used Hedgehogs. When they settled in the hills of Pennsylvania, they began the tradition, To predict the arrival of spring using the groundhog day. The tradition of groundhog day is based upon Candlemas. Between winter and spring, famous Candlemas poems go on that day. You can look here other February event Valentine Day 2019.

Groundhog Day 2019

Groundhog Day 2019
2019 Groundhog Day

Facts Of  Groundhog Day

  • Without Bill Murray, It is hard to imagine Groundhog Day. To play weatherman Phil Connors he wasn’t the only actor. Tom Hanks figured if he starred in the film audiences would just expect him to become nice because he is always nice anyway.
  • It lives in the eastern part of North America.
  • Groundhogs eat grasses, vegetables, insects and snails.
  • Groundhog Day is believed to be the second largest celebration in the world after Punxsutawney. The University of Dallas in Irving celebrate groundhog day each year.
  • Groundhog day also knows by the name of “Pathol Pete”.

Groundhog Day Celebration

Groundhog Day
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On the midpoint between the winter and the spring members of the clergy would bless and distribute candles needed to get people through the remaining winter days in every year. In 1993 a groundhog day movie was made. In Woodstock, It was filmed. this was a comedy movie about a man reliving the same day over and over again until he became a better person

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