Groundhog Day 2017 Special
Every country has it’s own customs and traditions. For the United States and Canada, one of those happens to be letting a groundhog predict our seasons… We’re going to celebrate this with a Munzee special!
Groundhog Day is celebrated on February 2nd. Traditionally, if a groundhog leaves its burrow when it is cloudy, spring will arrive early (before the vernal equinox). If it is a sunny day, the groundhog will see it’s shadow and return to its burrow. This foreshadows six more weeks of winter. While the accuracy of this tradition is often up for debate, it’s fun speculate nonetheless. This year, we’d like to share the fun with everyone!
Beginning tomorrow, January 27th, at 00:01 MHQ time, 2017 Groundhog icons will appear on the map. These will bounce on geenies, Ice Mystery Munzees, and Shamrocks every 6 hours or when capped. These icons will remain on the map until February 2nd at 23:59 MHQ time.
For capturing a Groundhog icon, you will earn 22 points. The owner of the host munzee will earn 6 points.
There are THREE badges that can be earned during this special. The badge you earn depends on what type of munzee the host is:
- Greenie: If you capture a Groundhog icon on a greenie, you will earn the Groundhog Day badge.
- Ice Mystery Munzee: If you capture a Groundhog icon on an Ice Mystery Munzee, you will earn the Winter badge. (Note: Capture of an Ice Mystery Munzee will still send out scatters.)
- Shamrock: If you capture a Groundhog icon on a Shamrock Munzee, you will earn the Spring badge.
We hope you enjoy this special!