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Is there a dream job you're trying to land? Getting ready to ask for a raise? Have a first date and really want it to go well? Or just wishing for that extra bit of luck so things go your way? Instead of merely crossing your fingers, according to a popular superstitionif "rabbit, rabbit" or "white rabbits" or some other variation of the word "rabbit" are the initial words that cross your lips on the first of the month, the following ish days will be full of good fortune, according to lore.
The question is, why? We've gotten to the bottom of the true meaning and history of "rabbit, rabbit," so you can decide for yourself if it's a tradition you want to adopt. While we can't pinpoint the precise origin of saying "rabbit, rabbit," on the first of the month, there are several reasons why rabbits are often thought of as good omens and invoked in the name of luck.
Rabbits have been considered a symbol of fortune for over 2, years according to NPR. For example, a rabbit's foot has historically been considered a lucky token. In addition, these, um, prolific procreators, are also an ancient symbol of fertility and lifeas well as a religious symbol of spring and renewal. But it wasn't until the early s that we first saw a written reference to the superstition. In a issue of the British journal Notes and Queriesa parent observed that children would say "rabbits" on the first of the month for good luck, according to the History Channel.
It's also been used by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Roosevelt, the President of the United States, has confessed to a friend that he says 'Rabbits' on the first of every month—and, what is more, he would not think of omitting the utterance on any. More recently, the tradition has been kept alive and well by shows like Nick Days by Nickelodeon as well as actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who consistently has posted "rabbit rabbit" on Instagram on the first day of the month and collaborated with GapKids on a clothing line that features the phrase "rabbit rabbit " on jackets.
A post shared by SJP sarahjessicaparker. Willing to give it a try but not sure of the guidelines? Like many superstitions, there are slight variations in methods and how many times to say the word "rabbit. In an op-ed for the New York TimesBritish-American writer Simon Winchester noted, "Ever since I was 4 years old, I have said 'White Rabbits' at the very moment of waking on every single first day of every single month that has passed.
Or learn from actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who has been dedicated to the "rabbit, rabbit" superstition for upwards of 25 years. Parker told InStylethere are two options. You can stay awake until midnight of the last night of the month. Wait until and then say "rabbit" twice.
Or, you can also choose to sleep before midnight, but when you wake up on the first of the month "before you say another word to anybody else If you forgot to say "rabbit, rabbit" on the first of the month, but you still want to give it a try, you're in luck. According to word historian Martha Barnetteyou can say "tibbar, tibbar" rabbit rabbit spelled backwards and still be in the clear. Your Best Life. Type keyword s to search. So, where did the phrase "rabbit, rabbit" come from? Related Stories.
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