A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from February 02, 2021
#NotMyGroundhog

According to Groundhog Day tradition, if a groundhog sees its shadow on February 2nd, this means six more weeks of winter. Many people people this tradition makes no sense, and the term “#NotMyGroundhog” (like “#NotMyPresident” that was trending after the election of Donald Trump in November 2016) has been used on Twitter.

“Staten Island Chuck is the man. Forget Punxsutawney Phil #NotMyGroundhog. #sixmoreweeksofwinter - not according to chuck” was posted on Twitter by Harley Bl on February 2, 2015. “#NotMyGroundhog” was posted on Twitter by Eric Alt on February 2, 2016.

“Your annual reminder that six more weeks of winter after tomorrow is still a couple days earlier than the spring equinox. #notmygroundhog” was posted on Twitter by Krista Siren on February 1, 2017. “If Punxsutawney Phil says six more weeks of winter, will early spring supporters start the hashtag #NotMyGroundhog? #GroundhogDay” was posted on Twitter by GrandOldPenguin on February 2, 2017. “BREAKING NEWS: PROTEST CONTINUE OVER GROUNDHOGS DECISION #NOTMYGROUNDHOG” (shown on an image) was posted on Twitter by Mark Duszka on February 2, 2017.


Wikipedia: Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day (Pennsylvania German: Grund’sau dåk, Grundsaudaag, Grundsow Dawg, Murmeltiertag; Nova Scotia: Daks Day) is a popular North American tradition observed in the United States and Canada on February 2. It derives from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day sees its shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat to its den and winter will persist for six more weeks; but if it does not see its shadow because of cloudiness, spring will arrive early.

While the tradition remains popular in modern times, studies have found no consistent correlation between a groundhog seeing its shadow and the subsequent arrival time of spring-like weather.

Twitter
Harley Bl
@harleybl
Staten Island Chuck is the man. Forget Punxsutawney Phil #NotMyGroundhog. #sixmoreweeksofwinter - not according to chuck.
4:29 PM · Feb 2, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Eric Alt
@Eric_Alt
#NotMyGroundhog
9:46 AM · Feb 2, 2016·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jeff Ayars
@JeffAyars
Replying to @mattzaller
@mattzaller #NotMyGroundhog
12:53 PM · Feb 2, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Krista Siren
@KristaSiren
Your annual reminder that six more weeks of winter after tomorrow is still a couple days earlier than the spring equinox.
#notmygroundhog
6:06 AM · Feb 1, 2017·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
GrandOldPenguin
@SJF_Penguin
If Punxsutawney Phil says six more weeks of winter, will early spring supporters start the hashtag #NotMyGroundhog? #GroundhogDay
3:19 AM · Feb 2, 2017·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Mark Duszka
@mduszka
#notmygroundhog
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
BREAKING NEWS: PROTEST CONTINUE
OVER GROUNDHOGS DECISION
#NOTMYGROUNDHOG
12:57 PM · Feb 2, 2017·Twitter for Android

Twitter
✞♕In God I Trust♕✞
@InGodIDoTrust
Protests continue over Groundhog day decision #NotMyGroundhog
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
BREAKING NEWS: PROTEST CONTINUE
OVER GROUNDHOGS DECISION
#NOTMYGROUNDHOG
3:52 PM · Feb 2, 2017·Twitter Web Client

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Tri-State Weather
@tristateweather
6 more weeks of Winter? #NotMyGroundhog
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
Breaking news: Protests break
out over Punxsutawney Phil’s
forecast for 6 more weeks of winter.
#notmygroundhog
4:01 PM · Feb 2, 2017·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Leigh Ann Pettigrew
@LAPettigrew
I disagree with Punxsutawney Phil - Spring will come sooner #NotMyGroundhog
GIF
4:03 PM · Feb 2, 2017·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Mary S
@msleemz
#notmygroundhog
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CNN
@CNN
· Feb 2, 2017
It’s #GroundhogDay, and Punxsutawney Phil has predicted 6 more weeks of winter ⛄ http://cnn.it/2k133ab
4:44 PM · Feb 2, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Clark W
@ClarkW1969
#groundhogday2021 #PuxatawneyPhil #notmygroundhog
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
BREAKING NEWS: PROTEST CONTINUE
OVER GROUNDHOGS DECISION
#NOTMYGROUNDHOG
7:46 PM · Feb 3, 2021·Twitter Web App

Posted by Barry Popik
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