Groundhog Day 2023


When is Groundhog Day 2023?

Groundhog Day 2023 is on Thursday, February 2, 2023 (in 4 days).  Calendar for 2023
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What is Groundhog Day?

A groundhog (not Phil). Photo: Shenandoah National Park, flickr.com/photos/snpphotos/9600010052A groundhog (not Phil)
Groundhog Day refers to a popular American folk tradition centered, in modern times, on the Groundhog Day Ceremony held annually on February 2 in Punxsutawney, western Pennsylvania. During this ceremony a groundhog, representing the semi-mythical 'Punxsutawney Phil', is observed leaving its burrow. According to tradition, if the groundhog sees its shadow it will return to its burrow, foretelling a further six weeks of cold weather. If the groundhog does not see its shadow, winter ends and spring weather is on its way. Needless to say, there is no scientific basis for this belief, and Phil gets it wrong more often than not!

The origins of Groundhog Day lie in Pennsylvanian Dutch traditions, and appear to relate to old beliefs that clear skies on the festival of Candlemas (also on February 2) indicate an extended period of cold weather. Groundhog Day is now celebrated not only in Pennsylvania, but in other areas of the United Sates and in Canada.

Following the 1993 comedy 'Groundhog Day' starring Bill Murray, the term has become associated with unpleasant or tedious events that occur repeatedly without significant change. Lexico.com defines it as "a situation in which a series of unwelcome or tedious events appear to be recurring in exactly the same way: she lived an unrelenting Groundhog Day of laundry, shopping, and rearing us kids". The term was even used in the parliament of once-Great Britain when British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is widely considered to be buffoonish, mendacious and incompetent but occasionally clever with words, referred to the long-running Brexit discussions as 'groundhoggery'.

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When is Groundhog Day 2024?

Groundhog Day 2024 is on Friday, February 2, 2024 (in 369 days).  Calendar for 2024

Dates for Groundhog Day from 2018 to 2028

The next occurrence of Groundhog Day is marked in red.

When is ...? Date      Day of the week      Days away     
Groundhog Day 2018      February 2, 2018      Friday      1822 days ago
Groundhog Day 2019      February 2, 2019      Saturday      1457 days ago
Groundhog Day 2020      February 2, 2020      Sunday      1092 days ago
Groundhog Day 2021      February 2, 2021      Tuesday      726 days ago
Groundhog Day 2022      February 2, 2022      Wednesday      361 days ago
Groundhog Day 2023      February 2, 2023      Thursday      in 4 days
Groundhog Day 2024      February 2, 2024      Friday      in 369 days
Groundhog Day 2025      February 2, 2025      Sunday      in 735 days
Groundhog Day 2026      February 2, 2026      Monday      in 1100 days
Groundhog Day 2027      February 2, 2027      Tuesday      in 1465 days
Groundhog Day 2028      February 2, 2028      Wednesday      in 1830 days
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Groundhog Day 2023
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Printable 2023 Calendars for Word, Excel and PDF


Calendar templates 2023 for Word, Excel and PDF

Free printable 2023 calendar templates

A selection of downloadable, printable calendar templates for 2023 with US federal holidays, suitable for a variety of applications. Available for Word, Excel and PDF.


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