Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit! There I said it! Gook luck for me for the rest of the month! What? You don’t know what I am talking about? Well keep reading!
Does this sound at all familiar? I first learned about this on Nickelodeon back in the 90’s when I was a kid. I remember there being numerous PSA’s and fun facts scattered between commercial and scheduled show times but this one stuck with me the most. On the frist of each month, there would be an ongoing announcement asking if you said “Rabbit Rabbit”(I only recall it being said twice) and if you did as the first thing you said for the first day of the new month you would have luck all month long!
Now although Allyson and I both watched Nickelodeon, she doesn’t seem to remember it. Guess she always had bad luck!
So what are the origins of this superstition? Well according to Wikipedia, saying “rabbit” three times is a variant of a British superstition that was first recorded in 1909. Saying, or repeating, “rabbit” or “rabbits,” or “white rabbits” in any combination on the first day of a month will bring good luck for the entirety of that month.
So this says it’s any time during the day, but I recall Nickelodeon specifically telling me it had to be the first spoken words for that day. As such there were many months were I found myself unlucky. Being a kid I am sure I believed that doing such a thing would bring luck and that somehow it was along the lines of carrying a lucky rabbits foot with you. However, being older I can see how it’s a bit silly but it’s certainly a fun thing to do regardless.
Although I don’t believe in luck, I do believe that attitude changes everything. So perhaps it’s more of an outlook/attitude change that helps make you see more good fortune by performing this ritual.
So, have you heard of “Rabbit Rabbit Day” before? Do you have any routines that you feel bring you good luck? Let us know in the comments!