Archive: January, 2015

Punxsutawney Phil is not the only Groundhog that will go to work on Monday morning.

Monday February 2nd is Ground Hog Day and most everybody is familiar with the weather prognosticating groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil.  But did you know that there are many groundhogs across the country that predict whether the remainder of winter will be long or short?   And of course there are events associated with these groundhogs’ visual acuity.  Here is a map to find Groundhog Day events across the United States and Canada:

In addition, here is a list of prognosticating groundhogs and where they will do their work.

Balzac Billy Balzac AB
Brandon Bob Brandon MB
Buckeye Chuck Marion OH
Dover Doug Dover PA
Dunkirk Dave Dunkirk NY
Fenwick Flossie Fenwick ON
French Creek Freddie French Creek WV
General Beauregard Lee Lilburn GA
Grady the Groundhog Chimney Rock NC
Grand Rapids Gus Grand Rapids MI
Groundhog Day Milwaukee WI
Groundhog Gus Celebration Athens GA
Holtsville Hal Holtsville NY
Jimmy the Groundhog Sun Prairie WI
Malverne Mel Rockaway Park NY
Mountain Maryland Murray Cumberland MD
Octoraro Orphie Quarryville PA
Poor Richard York PA
Punxsutawney Phil Punxsutawney PA
Queen Charlotte Charlotte NC
Shubenacadie Sam Shubenacadie NS
Sir Walter Wally Raleigh NC
Smith Lake Jake Graysville Al
Spanish Joe Spanish ON
Staten Island Chuck Staten Island NY
Susquehanna Sherman Mount Wolf PA
Sutton Sammy Sutton ON
Tumbleweed Brookfield IL
Uni the Ground Hog Myerstown PA
Wiarton Willie Wiarton ON
Woodstock Willie Woodstock IL

Find Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebrations, Observances and Other Events

Monday, January 19th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.   The Federal holiday was established on November 2, 1983 when President Ronald Reagan signed the bill in the White House Rose Garden.  Martin Luther King Day was first observed on January 20th, 1986.

In addition to MLK day being a Federal holiday with schools and Federal government offices being closed, many celebrations, remembrances, and events are held on or around the Monday it is observed.

To help you find a way to participate in honoring Dr King, MapMuse has a map with over 400 events across the country.  Here is a link to the map showing the closest events to you.

Map of Martin Luther King Jr Day Events.