Groundhog Day 2023

When is Groundhog Day 2023?

Groundhog Day 2023 is on Thursday, February 2, 2023 (in 118 days).  Calendar for 2023
Groundhog Day 2022 has already passed: it was on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 (246 days ago).  Calendar for 2022
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What is Groundhog Day?

A groundhog (not Phil). Photo: Shenandoah National Park, 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. 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 483 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      1707 days ago
Groundhog Day 2019      February 2, 2019      Saturday      1342 days ago
Groundhog Day 2020      February 2, 2020      Sunday      977 days ago
Groundhog Day 2021      February 2, 2021      Tuesday      611 days ago
Groundhog Day 2022      February 2, 2022      Wednesday      246 days ago
Groundhog Day 2023      February 2, 2023      Thursday      in 118 days
Groundhog Day 2024      February 2, 2024      Friday      in 483 days
Groundhog Day 2025      February 2, 2025      Sunday      in 849 days
Groundhog Day 2026      February 2, 2026      Monday      in 1214 days
Groundhog Day 2027      February 2, 2027      Tuesday      in 1579 days
Groundhog Day 2028      February 2, 2028      Wednesday      in 1944 days
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Groundhog Day 2023
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Presidents' Day
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Autumn equinox (fall equinox,
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First Day of Spring
First Day of Summer
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All Hallows' Eve
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All Saints' Day
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Black Saturday
Boxing Day
Bright Saturday
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Christmas Day
Christmas Eve
Corpus Christi
Easter Day
Easter Eve
Easter Friday
Easter Monday
Easter Tuesday
Easter Saturday
Easter Sunday
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Fat Tuesday
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Holy Friday
Holy Saturday
Holy Thursday
Holy Week
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Mardi Gras
Maundy Thursday
Orthodox Easter
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Pentecost Monday
Shrove Monday
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St. Andrew's Day
St. David's Day
St. George's Day
St. Patrick's Day
St. Stephen's Day
Three Kings Day
Trinity Sunday
Twelve Days of Christmas
Twelfth Night
Whit Sunday
Whit Monday
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Armed Forces Day
Black Friday
Buy Nothing Day
Cinco de Mayo
Constitution Day
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Daylight Saving Time
Day of the Dead
Día de los Muertos
Diwali (Deepavali)
Earth Day
Election Day
Father's Day
Flag Day
Giving Tuesday
Grandparents' Day
Groundhog Day
Human Rights Day
Indigenous Peoples' Day
International Women's Day
Mother's Day
Native American Day
New Year's Day
New Year's Eve
Panic Saturday (Super Saturday)
Parents' Day
Star Wars Day
Small Business Saturday
Summer time
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Teacher Appreciation Day
Teacher Appreciation Week
Valentine's Day
World Environment Day
World Teachers' Day
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