Groundhog Day



Did you know….

  • Groundhog Day is February 2nd every year.
  •  The largest and most famous celebration in the United States for Groundhog Day is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the groundhog’s name is Punxsutawney Phil.
  • The first Groundhog Day celebration in Punxsutawney Pennsylvania was held in 1886.
  • Approximately 40,000 people attend this celebration in Pennsylvania.
  • This day is celebrated with a groundhog prediction, festivities, food and speeches.
  •  If the groundhog sees his shadow, winter will last another 6 weeks. If he does not see his shadow, then spring will come early.
  • Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow approximately 85% of the time.
  • Punxsutawney Phil lives in a climate-controlled environment that is attached to the Punxsutawney Library.