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Things to Do on Groundhog Day

Guest Author - Susan D. Bates

Groundhog Day is a holiday dedicated to the use of groundhogs to predict if the weather will turn warm early or if the weather will remain cold for six more weeks. It is celebrated on the second of February each year.

Groundhog Day can be a fun holiday for college students. Make the most out of it by planning some fun activities for you and your friends. Below are some suggestions of fun things to do on Groundhog Day:


Visit for a town or city near you that is hosting a Groundhog Day celebration. Many of these celebrations will include an early-morning event featuring a groundhog that is brought out to make a prediction about the coming of winter. The celebration may include many other fun events, such as parades or contests; join in as many activities as your schedule will allow without missing classes.

Watch a groundhog on TV

If you are unable to participate in a live Groundhog Day celebration, gather your friends and find a televised groundhog making a prediction about the arrival of spring. If your area does not have a local groundhog making a prediction, look for Punxutawney Phil who makes his prediction each year in Punxutawney, Pennsylvania.

Make a friendly wager

Decide if you think the groundhog will predict early spring weather then make a friendly wager with friends who think the opposite will happen. Donít bet money. Bet something the loser will do for the winner, such as washing laundry. A wager can also be made about the accuracy of the groundhogís prediction.

Host a movie marathon

Invite friends over to watch the movie Groundhog Day over and over. See how many times you can all watch it.

Plan a groundhog-themed party

Have a party with Groundhog Day in mind. You could ask everyone to wear brown or bring desserts shaped like groundhogs. Be creative and think of fun ways to make your party related to Groundhog Day.

Get out your spring clothes

Itís time to start thinking about spring. Start getting out your spring wardrobe to be ready for when the weather warms.

Create groundhog-themed crafts

Make crafts featuring groundhogs that you will be able to display or wear each Groundhog Day.

Incorporate groundhogs into your classes
When writing a paper or doing another project, try to find a way to incorporate groundhogs into the theme.

Research the history of Groundhog Day

Do an Internet search or visit your library to learn about the history of Groundhog Day. Share your newly acquired knowledge with your friends.

Learn about groundhogs

Seek out general information about groundhogs and share this information with your friends and classmates.

Groundhog Day can be a lot of fun. It can be even more fun when you celebrate it with your friends. Include your friends as you make your plans. Discuss the suggestions above to see what everyone would like to do.

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