Groundhog Day 2021: The best memes about Punxsutawney Phil
Humans are weird. This is undeniable. However, nothing proves it quite like Groundhog Day. A group of men in top hats pull out a living groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil, whisper kind words to it and then recite a poem that declares whether we’ll be having a long winter or if spring is right around the corner.
This unusual ritual began in Pennsylvania in 1887 and still happens every February 2nd – including today.
The internet, of course, has memes about the admittedly cute tradition. Here are some of our favorites to share with friends today.
Of course, we first need to talk about this year’s results. It’s been declared by Punxsutawney Phil himself that this year there will be six more weeks of winter. ❄️
#GroundhogDay AKA the last 325 days.
— George Atallah (@GeorgeAtallah) February 2, 2021
Seems familiar . . .
A reference to the movie Groundhog Day, after nearly a year of being stuck in a pandemic it feels like we’ve all been reliving the same day over & over again. A pretty boring day for that matter.
Happy #GroundhogDay 🍎
📹 @chunkgroundhog pic.twitter.com/Lpt95cfecp
— 9GAG (@9GAG) February 2, 2021
Okay this isn’t really a meme and this isn’t Punxsutawney Phil, but this cute groundhog named Phil won us over so much that he won a spot in this article. Look at him eat that apple! Listen to him munch! It’s too cute to handle.
Happy Ground(hug) day! #GroundhogDay pic.twitter.com/ZehWIYqXfy
— PEANUTS (@Snoopy) February 2, 2021
Ground . . . hug?
This cute Peanuts comic is worth sharing every year. It’s funny, timeless, and doesn’t remind us that winter still looms for more than a month.
Audubon Zoo's weather-predicting "groundhog" disagrees with Punxsutawney Phil!
Parish crawled out of her den at the Zoo and did not see her shadow. She made it clear – New Orleanians should expect an early spring! 💐 #GroundhogDay pic.twitter.com/3cDSx7eZDY
— Audubon Nature Institute (@AudubonNature) February 2, 2021
Getting a second opinion
There’s something we’ve always wondered – the U.S. has a lot of different weather patterns, because it’s so big. Surely Punxsutawney Phil’s predictions can’t apply to everyone.
Apparently the Audubon Nature Institute agrees with this line of thinking. They sought a second opinion from one of their residents – turns out New Orleans might be able to expect an early spring.
How I’ll likely be spending the next 6 weeks. How will you be spending the next 6 weeks of winter? ❄️ #groundhogday #groundhogday2021 pic.twitter.com/axaA8CJjuD
— Betty Boop (@bettyboopnews) February 2, 2021
We don’t like being cold. The news of more winter isn’t welcome at all. We’ll be hiding under a pile of blankets until the temperature hits sixty degrees fahrenheit.
Six more weeks of winter. You hate to see it. #GroundhogDay pic.twitter.com/Y9JcsG7x66
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) February 2, 2021
Arizona summers are so hot that a longer winter is probably more of a blessing than a curse.
Have you heard of Agua Fria Freddie? The AZ version of Punxsutawney Phil. He works a little differently from Phil…if he sees his shadow…it means an early spring around here! Current cloud cover will likely thin enough so that he will see his shadow. #azwx #GroundhogDay pic.twitter.com/L9MjMssRun
— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) February 2, 2021
Wait . . . more on Arizona
We ended up in a rabbit hole and discovered that Arizona has their own version of Punxsutawney Phil – except it’s a rattlesnake. This slightly more menacing creature predicts an early spring if he sees his shadow.
You know, we could really get behind that. Do you think that job would come with benefits?
Sketches from quarantine:
Happy Groundhog Day#groundhogday2021 pic.twitter.com/8D1nB4TIDU
— Gregory John Mercurio (@GregoryJohnMer1) February 2, 2021
Did someone say Punxsutawney Phil fanart? Oh, that was us. Well anyway, this is a fantastic drawing.
Nah is this what groundhog day always been ? 😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/TkPZB8rhfx
— Cheeks Lit (@CHICKLET_HF) February 2, 2021
Someone is always learning
We love this tweet. We love that we got a brief glimpse into their revelation of how weird Groundhog day is. And yes, it has always been like this.