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  1. Groundhog Day, February 2noun

    if the ground hog emerges and sees his shadow on this day, there will be 6 more weeks of winter


  1. Groundhog Daynoun

    An annual festival held in Canada and the USA on February 2 in which the arrival time of the spring season is predicted by whether or not a certain groundhog can see its shadow or not.

  2. Groundhog Daynoun

    A situation in which undesirable events appear to be repeating themselves in a cyclical fashion.


  1. Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day (Pennsylvania German: Grund'sau dåk, Grundsaudaag, Grundsow Dawg, Murmeltiertag; Nova Scotia: Daks Day) is a popular North American tradition observed in the United States and Canada on February 2. It derives from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day and sees its shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat to its den, and winter will go on for six more weeks; if it does not see its shadow because of cloudiness, spring will arrive early. While the tradition remains popular in the 21st century, studies have found no consistent association between a groundhog seeing its shadow and the subsequent arrival time of spring-like weather.The weather lore was brought from German-speaking areas where the badger (German: Dachs) is the forecasting animal. This appears to be an enhanced version of the lore that clear weather on the Christian festival of Candlemas forebodes a prolonged winter. The Groundhog Day ceremony held at Punxsutawney in western Pennsylvania, centering on a semi-mythical groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil, has become the most frequently attended ceremony. Grundsow Lodges in Pennsylvania Dutch Country in the southeastern part of the state observe the occasion as well. Other cities in the United States and Canada also have adopted the event.


  1. groundhog day

    Groundhog Day is a popular tradition celebrated in the United States and Canada on February 2nd. The day involves the use of a groundhog to predict the weather for the rest of winter. According to folklore, if the groundhog emerges from its burrow and sees its shadow, it is scared and returns to its burrow, indicating that winter will last for six more weeks. If the groundhog does not see its shadow, it remains outside, signifying that spring is near.


  1. Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day is a day celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks. Modern customs of the holiday involve celebrations where early morning festivals are held to watch the groundhog emerging from its burrow. In southeastern Pennsylvania, Groundhog Lodges celebrate the holiday with fersommlinge, social events in which food is served, speeches are made, and one or more g'spiel are performed for entertainment. The Pennsylvania German dialect is the only language spoken at the event, and those who speak English pay a penalty, usually in the form of a nickel, dime, or quarter per word spoken, with the money put into a bowl in the center of the table. The largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Groundhog Day, already a widely recognized and popular tradition, received widespread attention as a result of the 1993 film Groundhog Day, which was set in Punxsutawney, PA and portrayed Punxsutawney Phil.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Groundhog Day in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Groundhog Day in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Groundhog Day in a Sentence

  1. Lawrence Barretto:

    The Italian manufacturer season's groundhog day in a way, this happened last year when it was looking pretty good for Ferrari and then they had that problem in the Asian swing of The Italian manufacturer season with the first-lap crash in Singapore and the problems in Japan.

  2. Mayor Paul Esser:

    It's Groundhog Day; I get it, i think we could make a change into something that is more appropriate.

  3. John Cornyn:

    I guess we’d better recharge our batteries. It’s like Groundhog Day. Over and over and over again, it’s maddening.

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