July 1st: White Rabbit!

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July 1st: White Rabbit!

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Do you say  ‘White Rabbit’ on the first day of the month?  In my family we have  this tradition. We do it as a fun competition. The first one to say it wins.  (We don’t actually win anything, we just Win. Like, the smartest smart aleck who remembered to say it.)

I got to thinking about this tradition and wondered if anyone else practiced it, where it came from, and if it make any sense at all. Actually, it always made a lot of sense to me, because as a consummate Alice in Wonderland fan, I knew Alice found all her adventures by  following the White Rabbit!

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I did some sleuthing and found out that the rabbit utterance  apparently  started out as an ancient Celtic tradition.  It was used  at the beginning of the lunar month to honor the sacred animal. This…

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One Comment on “July 1st: White Rabbit!

  1. In my family we say white rabbits on the ist of the month, but only if there is an ‘R’ in the month, otherwise it’s wrong. How bizarre.

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