Monday, June 1, 2009

Superstition is the poetry of life.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

My mother and I have a silly tradition that on the first day of every month we say, "rabbit! rabbit!"

My husband thinks I'm nuts, he doesn't get it. I don't really get it either but it's just something we do and that her family did. So I had to look it up, what the heck does it mean?

Of course, Wikipedia had to have the answer. Don't they always have the answer?

Yes, yes they do.

There is an answer and we're not nuts!

There are numerous variations of the legend but the basic jist is that saying "rabbit! rabbit!" upon waking up the first day of the month grants you luck for the whole month. The legend appeared in print at least as early as 1954 in Kent, where it is most commonly said to have originated, though some reports place its origins even earlier, into the 1800s.

So on this first day of June don't forget to say, "rabbit! rabbit!" for good luck all month.

7 comments:

Perfectly Pleasant said...

I have never heard of that, how fun!

Kristen said...

I love little traditions like that. I just said my rabbit rabbit and will start doing this with my kids. Fun!

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

I'll say it...I'm always in need of luck!

JGIWC said...

YES! LOVE IT! Happy June!

Elizabeth said...

I love traditions! From here on out I'll say rabbit, rabbit on the first of the month! :)

Angie said...

I have NEVER ever heard of this, that is crazy! I'll start doing it, I need all the help I can get. Thanks for teaching me something new.

Dugout Daisy said...

OH MY GOSH!!!
In High School our biology/math teacher told us about this! And I've done it every month since then!!!
wow, I was so happy when I saw this!
;D

 
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