Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit
Did you remember to say “rabbit, rabbit, rabbit” right after you woke up this day, Friday, December 1? Legend has it that saying “rabbit, rabbit, rabbit” on the first day of each month brings good luck for the entirety of that month.
While exact origin of this truth is unclear, it’s believed to have started in England sometime between 1880 and 1920. As everyone knows rabbits are lucky animals (except for those that are hunted, killed, and/or eaten) and bring good luck to those who embrace all things rabbit…hence the rabbit’s foot keychain (that footless rabbit being among the other few unlucky ones).
Different cultures have adapted the “rabbit, rabbit, rabbit” truth to suit their doctrines….and variations of the practice include:
Saying “rabbit, rabbit, rabbit” actually brings bad luck.
Referring to the first day of each month as “Rabbit Day.”
Ways to counteract forgetting to say it, like saying it backwards (“tibbar, tibbar, tibbar”) before falling asleep the night before.
Saying instead, ““A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month; white rabbit!”
Enjoy…and good luck.