rabbit rabbit white rabbit!

{I thought this was some good info in time for April 1st & right before the Easter holiday…no April fools here!} Did you know? “rabbit rabbit white rabbit!” 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 & on doing so will receive good luck for the remainder of that month!Some have also believed it is representing a jumping into the future & moving ahead with life and happiness.

Being the first to say “rabbit rabbit” to a person on the first of the month will bring good luck. Once someone says rabbit rabbit to you, you are no longer allowed to repeat it to anyone, thus having bad luck for the next month.

Instead of saying “rabbit, rabbit”, saying just “rabbit”, or “rabbits”. Some also extend it to three rabbits: “rabbit, rabbit, rabbit,” which has some of the earliest written references.

The earliest referenced usage may be to saying “rabbits” three times before going to sleep the last night of the month & then “hares” three times first thing upon waking, though just two years later, it was three “rabbits” in the morning with no “hares” at all.

Various ways to counteract forgetting to say it, most commonly saying it backwards (“tibbar, tibbar”) before falling asleep or saying “Moose Moose” upon waking on the second day of the month.

A different but related practice of saying “Happy White Rabbit’s Day” to someone in order to bring good luck.

One variation involves an element of competition: Saying “rabbit, rabbit” to another person on the first of the month entitles the speaker to the luck of the listener for the duration of the month.

Traditions also extend to saying on the first of each month: “A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month; white rabbit!”  White rabbit is declared to be the “no returns” policy on the “pinch and the punch” the receiver felt. Origins of this saying is unknown. A small concession exists, for recipients of the “pinch and a punch,” where white rabbit declaration (no returns) is not made. Recipients may in this case reply with “A flick and a kick for being so quick.”

{via wikipedia}

Oh yeah…I love this bunny illustration by pretty little thieves

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3 thoughts on “rabbit rabbit white rabbit!

  1. Hello

    I´d really like to use this image of a white rabbit on my blog. Each month I host the Conejo Blanco BLOG HOP (which means white rabbit in Spanish) – and think that your image of a rabbit would be perfect to use as he looks so curious. You can see the photo I use at present by clicking on this link http://eastofmalaga.wordpress.com/conejo-blanco/

    Obviously I am aware of copyright issues, and therefore I am asking for your written permission as owner of the photograph, to use your image on my blog. If you should choose to grant permission, I shall of course, give you the credit you deserve for the image.

    Thanks in anticipation
    Marianne

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