Are six more weeks of winter upon us? On Saturday, February 2, 2013, also known as Groundhog's Day we will find out. You can bundle up and wait to see if Punxsutawney Phil will come out of his burrow in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. He will be sure and give us a highly accurate weather prediction. If he sees his shadow, winter will last another 6 more weeks. If he doesn't see his shadow, spring is on it's way! Punxsutawney Phil has an entire group of handlers that dress very dapper in black top hats to escort him out of his hole so you can now dress the part yourself with a Groundhog Day Hat. Groundhog day is a great party theme for the cold days of winter when you are looking forward to warming up in the spring. We also have fun Groundhog Day Beads and a Groundhog Day Headband.
The Groundhog Day Party
Are you looking for a fun party theme in the middle of winter? Try a Groundhog Day party! Groundhog Day is technically on February second of every year and thousands of people across the country gather in towns like Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to have fun and celebrate the theory of Groundhog Day. Usually falling right during the coldest days of winter, Groundhog Day is a fun time to get together and hope that nature's weather forecaster will give us good news.
History of Groundhog Day
While there are several different versions of the story, Groundhog Day is generally believed to be a day when a groundhog will come out of his hole or burrow for the first time of the year to see what the weather is like. If the groundhog sees his shadow, because there are no clouds and a it's a windy day, he jumps back into his warm lair for another 6 weeks. If he doesn't see his shadow, then there are most likely moderate temperatures and milder weather due in the near future. Since everyone knows that groundhogs are skittish creatures, it only makes sense that they would be scared of their own shadows and frightened right back into their burrow, providing us a fool-proof weather forecasting tool.