Pinch, punch, 1st day of the month, White rabbits

We hope you have good luck this month.

'Pinch, punch, first day of the month, White rabbits!' What is the origin of this old yet rather odd 'Good Luck' saying?

It dates back centuries, with the first known written mention in 1420. It is thought to have derived from farmers who carried a rabbit's foot as a lucky charm and so saying rabbits on the special day brings luck.

According to one article even 'President Roosevelt..has confessed.. that he says 'white rabbits' on the first of every month..and he would not think of omitting the utterance on any account.'

We have no idea were 'a pinch and a punch' comes from!