Groundhog Day


Groundhog Day

noun

: February 2 observed in the U.S. as a day that indicates whether winter will end soon

Full Definition of GROUNDHOG DAY

:  February 2 observed traditionally as a day that indicates six more weeks of winter if sunny or an early spring if cloudy

Origin of GROUNDHOG DAY

from the legend that a groundhog emerging from its burrow returns to hibernate if it sees its shadow on this day
First Known Use: 1871

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Groundhog Day

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

(February 2) In the U.S., the day that the groundhog predicts whether spring will be coming soon. If, on emerging from his hole, he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter; if not, spring is imminent. The tradition stems from English beliefs about seeing shadows on Candlemas (also February 2).

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