Groundhog’s Day Fun Facts

Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, and Weather Prophet Extraordinary, is the full name of the groundhog for this holiday.

An American tradition to predict Spring in a fun way.

Celebrated on February 2 every year.

The first Groundhog Day was held on Feb.2, 1887 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

The average groundhog lives 6 to 8 years.

They can have 4 to 9 babies in a litter and are called a kit or cub.

They whistle when alarmed and are also called woodchucks or whistle pigs.

Although they claim Phil is over 123 years old, logic tells us over 40 groundhogs have been Phil.

They are resistant to the plagues that periodically wipe out large numbers of wild animals.

They are the largest animal to the squirrel family.

The groundhog wakes up from hibernation on February 2.

It is believed that if the groundhog sees its shadow when it emerges from its burrow, there will be six more weeks of winter.

If it does not see its shadow, spring will arrive soon.

This tradition started in Europe as Candelmas Day.

German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania in the 1700s brought the custom to America however they usually relied on badgers and bears.

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Welcome to my creative spot on the net. I'm a Special Education Paraeducator, former Homeschooler, and married mother of 4 creative kids. I have over 20 years experience working with kids of all ages. I enjoy camping, photography, graphic design, running this website and being with my family. My online adventure began almost 6 years ago.

Tiffany

Founder of Kids Activities Blogs ~ Welcome to my creative spot on the net. I'm a Special Education Paraeducator, former Homeschooler, and married mother of 4 creative kids. I have over 20 years experience working with kids of all ages. I enjoy camping, photography, graphic design, running this website and being with my family. My online adventure began almost 6 years ago.

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