Rabbit Rabbit! Reminder!
It’s the end of the October and you know what that means….the first words out of your mouth on the first day of November must be “rabbit, rabbit”. This is doubly important if your birthday occurs this month. Saying “Rabbit, rabbit” will ensure a month full of good luck!
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.
If you forget to say Rabbit Rabbit, as soon as you remember, make bunny ears with your hands and hop backwards three times saying rabbit rabbit rabbit, and you will be granted a reprieve.
Isn’t Sullivan a great Rabbit?
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