I will be tallying May GRaB entries
and be able to announce the winner by Wednesday!
In my family, we have the tradition of saying "Rabbit rabbit rabbit" to each other on the first day of the month. Our belief was that if you do so, you won't fight with each other during the month. Here's what wikipedia has to say:
“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, and on doing so will receive good luck for the remainder of that month.I'm thinking, then that the "not fighting" bit was invented by my parents to keep us four kidlings from arguing, wrestling, hitting, and in all other ways hurting each other. Some months it worked. Some months - and years - it didn't. Rabbit or no, the four of us as adults are very close:
The exact origin of the superstition is unknown, though it has appeared in print at least as early as 1954 in Bromley, Kent, where it is most commonly said to have originated, though some reports place its origins even earlier, into the 1800s. Today it has spread to most of the English-speaking countries of the world, although like all folklore, determining its exact area of distribution is difficult. This superstition is related to the broader belief in the rabbit or hare being a “lucky” animal, as exhibited in the practice of carrying a rabbit's foot for luck. Some have also believed it is representing a jumping into the future and moving ahead with life and happiness.
Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit, everyone!