Sunday, January 02, 2011

Rabbit, Rabbit

Do you know that "rabbit, rabbit" are magical words?

"The most common modern version states that a person should say "rabbit, rabbit, white rabbit", "rabbit, rabbit, rabbit", "rabbit, rabbit" or simply "white rabbits" upon waking on the first day of each new month, and on doing so will receive good luck for the duration of that month." - taken from Wikipedia (not 'leaks')

(Oh darn! I missed it yesterday - imagine if I were to say "rabbit, rabbit" upon waking on the first day of new year! I'll be super lucky for 2011!)

I am sure by now everyone is aware of the "animal" discrepancy between the Chinese and Vietnamese Calender next lunar year. (starts on 3-Feb-2011)
Chinese says it is Rabbit, Vietnamese says it is Cat.

Well, one Vietnamese professor argued that "rabbit" originates from Europe and was brought into China by Europeans, so, no way a "rabbit" could have participated in Buddha's race. (?)

But I thought Cat originated from Egypt?

This argument could go on till cows come home. (Where are cows from?)


Cat or Rabbit - Lunar New Year 2011 will be super fluffy, cute and adorable!


soggibottom said...

A very Happy, cat rabbit year to you anyway :-) x x x
What about the rabbit on the moon :-) ?

Kea said...

Cat or rabbit, we wish you all a happy new year and hope 2011 brings much laughter and joy, good health and prosperity!

Nico, Simon and JayJay said...

WE vote for the Cat year!! YAY!! MOL - just kidding!!

Either way, we are wishing you a bright & WONDERFUL 2011!!

~Nico, Simon & JayJay :)

Hannah and Lucy said...

Perhaps we could have another cat year on account that we blog more than rabbits.
Happy New Year Bin and Lucky and all the other kitties too.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Spyder, Sissy, Bambi and Ninja said...

It's still the first day of the month/year where we live right now. We are saying "rabbit, rabbit, white rabbit" on your behalf! So, This is going to be your lucky this month/year!

Simba said...

The Cat and Rabbit combination is quite interesting. Of course cats are so much better than rabbits ......

Happy New Year!

Remington said...

Great post! Happy New Year!

Old Kitty said...

Lovely Bin!! Happy New Year!! Happy Cat and Rabbit year!! I think both animals deserve to have a year to themselves cos they're just so adorable! And cows too! Cows are cute!

I must remember to say rabbit rabbit next month! :-)

Take care

Caren Gittleman said...

I always say "rabbit, rabbit" on the first day of the month (when I remember) my husband prefers "rabbit,rabbit white rabbit"...I never bothered to check if it makes us luckier or not! I will have to keep it in mind this month for sure!

Mr Puddy said...

Thanks for the history ! Made me have a good idea !

I think I make my own version for all moms : )

"The most wicked modern version states that a person should say "cat, cat, cats", "cat, cat,cat, cat," or simply "a cat" upon waking on the first day of each new month, and on doing so will receive good luck for the duration of that month."
- edited by Meawpedia : )

Now I think your mom and my mom should be super lucky !

I believe that ! serious : )

Boonie S said...

This is no ordinary cockney 'rabbit and pork', uh?

Have a great year, Boonie

Brian said...

Hey, we certainly don't mind sharing the year with rabbits, we have lots of bunny friends!

OKcats said...

You know very interesting facts about rabbits! We don't know where cows originated, but we have a lot around here!

Miss Kitty said...


We never knew this and dad promises to give it a try and see what happens.

We also wondered why a cat never made it into the oriental calendar. Maybe some day.

Warmest regards,
Miss Kitty and Egmont

cats of wildcat woods said...

I will go with the year of the CAT! Happy New Year whatever the critter.

Jacqueline said...

Bin, I used to say "rabbit, rabbit" on the first of every month when I was a kid!!..I haven't thought about it for decades!!...Thanks for bringing back some fun memories of long ago...Happy, Healthy New Year sweet friend...xoxo...J
Kisses to our precious kitty friends, especially our sexy Lucky!...Calle, Halle, Sukki