Ever wondered why we say "White rabbit, white rabbit, white rabbit" or just the word "Rabbit" 3 times on the first day of each month?
It is a common superstition, held particularly among children. The most common modern version states that a person should say “rabbit, rabbit, white rabbit” upon waking on the first day of each new month, and on doing so will receive good luck for the remainder of that month....Other beliefs state that you should say it whilst spinning around. Other versions are that you should also say "Hare" 3 times on the last day of the month, before going off to sleep to ensure that you receive a gift by the end of the day.
Others believe that it should only be said when there is an 'R' in the month, and others only in the month of March.
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. This 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.
So tell me?
How many of you follow this tradition?
I know I do!!