“Even Mr. 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 account.” – Newspaper article, 1935

A Young Hare, Albrect Durer (1502) watercolor

Rabbit rabbit rabbit is one variant of a common British superstition which states that a person should say or repeat the word rabbit or rabbits, or say the phrase white rabbits, or some combination of these elements, out loud upon waking on the first day of the month, because doing so will ensure good luck for the duration of that month. Today, it is a frequent tradition in many English-speaking countries.

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NOTE:  More on Albrect Durer another day. 

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