Groundhog Day 2021


When is Groundhog Day 2021?

Groundhog Day 2021 is on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 (in 105 days).  Calendar for 2021
Groundhog Day 2020 has already passed: it was on Sunday, February 2, 2020 (260 days ago).  Calendar for 2020

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'.

Further reading:
Groundhog Day on Wikipedia
Groundhog Day (film) on Wikipedia
The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, organizers of the Groundhog Day ceremony

When is Groundhog Day 2022?

Groundhog Day 2022 is on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 (in 470 days).  Calendar for 2022

Dates for Groundhog Day from 2016 to 2026

The next occurrence of Groundhog Day is marked in red.

When is ...? Date      Day of the week      Days away     
Groundhog Day 2016      February 2, 2016      Tuesday      1721 days ago
Groundhog Day 2017      February 2, 2017      Thursday      1355 days ago
Groundhog Day 2018      February 2, 2018      Friday      990 days ago
Groundhog Day 2019      February 2, 2019      Saturday      625 days ago
Groundhog Day 2020      February 2, 2020      Sunday      260 days ago
Groundhog Day 2021      February 2, 2021      Tuesday      in 105 days
Groundhog Day 2022      February 2, 2022      Wednesday      in 470 days
Groundhog Day 2023      February 2, 2023      Thursday      in 835 days
Groundhog Day 2024      February 2, 2024      Friday      in 1200 days
Groundhog Day 2025      February 2, 2025      Sunday      in 1566 days
Groundhog Day 2026      February 2, 2026      Monday      in 1931 days
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