In Latin it is where the origin of the term day is now in question. And it is derived from the word "dies" which, in turn, comes from the Indo-European root "dyeu-".
A day is a 24 hour time period . That's him weather that takes you to the land make a full turn on its axis. Therefore, one day equals a complete turn of our planet on its own axis.
The days are made up of 24 hours which, in turn, are composed of minutes and seconds . Each new day starts at 0 o'clock and ends when the last minute of 23 o'clock comes to an end.
The seven-day grouping (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday) forms a week . The weeks, meanwhile, are grouped into months (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December). A twelve month period forms a year , while the years usually meet in decades (ten years), centuries (one hundred years) or millennia (a thousand years). In one year there are, depending on the case, 365 or 366 days.
It is also called day while stretches between sunrise and sunset : that is, when there is clarity thanks to the rays of the Sun . In this sense, the notion of day opposes the concept of night .
When a certain complement is added to the word day, reference is made to a specific day where some event is celebrated or commemorated: Children's Day , Flag Day , Independence Day , etc.
In addition to all of the above, we cannot ignore that Groundhog Day is also very famous, celebrated on February 2 and that it is a folkloric day and very popular in the United States. Specifically, the farmers of that country and Canada celebrate it to know the end of winter. And that is something that comes to predict the behavior of the animal that gives its name to the celebration.
Thus, it is established that if the groundhog when leaving its burrow does not see its shadow it is considered that the winter will end soon. In the event that when you leave that yes you see its shadow that means that the winter will last about six more weeks.
The most famous groundhog of this celebration is that of Punxsutawney, in the state of Pennsylvania, which responds to the name of Phil and has a tradition of more than a century. So relevant is the same that there is a film around it. We are referring to the film "Trapped in time" (1993), directed by Harold Ramis and starring actors such as Bill Murray, Andie McDowell and Chris Elliot.
He comes to tell the story of a moody weatherman who goes to cover Groundhog Day in the aforementioned town of Pennsylvania. And there you will see that your life changes when every morning when you wake up you live the same day.
Day, finally, can refer to a imprecise or improbable moment at one time or even to lifetime of an individual: "I'm going to stop complaining the day you order your room", “Our country is going through difficult days due to violence”, “I would like to finish my days in a house by the sea”.