It’s the end of the month and you know what that means… It’s time to prepare for the first of the month and all that can be yours by simple saying “rabbit, rabbit!”
The first words out of your mouth on the first day of the month must be “rabbit, rabbit”. This is doubly important if your birthday occurs that month. “Rabbit, rabbit” will ensure good luck. And who couldn’t use a little good luck these days?
Origins and history
The exact origin of the superstition is certainly unknown, though it has appeared in print at least as early as 1420 in England, where it is most commonly said to have originated, though some reports place its origins even earlier, into the 1200s. Today it has spread to most of the English-speaking countries of the world, although like all folklore, determining its exact area of distribution is difficult. The superstition is related to the broader belief in the rabbit or hare being a “lucky” animal, as exhibited in the practice of carrying a rabbit’s foot for luck.
*Thanks Cynthia for sharing this with me!!