Did you remember to say “rabbit, rabbit, rabbit” this morning?
Many people believe that it’s lucky to start a new month by uttering those words. Other variants include rabbit, rabbit”, “rabbits” or “white rabbits” and must be spoken upon waking on the first day of the month in order to ensure good luck for the rest of the month.
According to Wikipedia, the exact origin of the superstition is unknown, though it was recorded in Notes and Queries as being said by children in 1909:
“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.”
Of course, some people choose to greet the new month with a pinch and a punch, but that’s a whole other superstition…