Today is the first day of August, and although it's not a tradition I was raised with, or even knew much about until I heard others talking about it, the first words out of my mouth this morning were, "Rabbit, rabbit."
Why say, "Rabbit, rabbit?" The tradition, superstition, folklore ... whatever you want to call it, has it that the first words you say in the morning on the first of the month be, "Rabbit, rabbit."
It's suppose to bring luck ... my fingers are crossed.
In more than one culture, the rabbit is a symbol luck, a harbinger of abundance, fertility, and prosperity. Bring it on!
From what I've read, saying "Rabbit, rabbit," on the first of the month seems to have originated in Britain.
Another British connection to the rabbit is the book, Watership Down. I listened to the audiobook and it was incredible. It's listed as a children's book, but don't be fooled, it's a complex tale with a sometimes frightening story line. If you're looking for a summer read, it's one you might consider. When I finished the book, I was so disappoint to leave Hazel, Bigwig, and Fiver behind. Chances are, you'll feel the same.