Check out this interesting superstition! Is it something you already do?
On the first day of every month, you may hear people saying ‘Rabbit, Rabbit’ or ‘White Rabbits.’
According to superstition, the saying is meant to give you good luck, if you say it on the first day of the month before midday.
But where did it come from?
The first mention of such a practice dates back to the early 1900s, and since then a few notable people have been known to invoke some form of the magical phrase.
‘White rabbits, white rabbits’ was referenced in the ‘Notes and Queries’ book from 1909.
The book shared knowledge on folklore, literature and history.
The passage reads: “My two daughters are in the habit of saying ‘Rabbits!’ on the first day of each month.
“The word must be spoken aloud, and be the first word said in the month. It brings luck for that month. Other children, I find, use the same formula.”
A well-known aficionado of this practice was Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Rabbits have been seen as good luck for centuries, and are common symbols of rebirth. What better time to get a fresh start than at the beginning of a whole new month?