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Pinch Punch - The first day of the month

1st November 2016

White Rabbits

"WHITE RABBITS"

Who was the winner of Pinch Punch First Day of the Month in your house this morning?

But why do we do it?

Maybe it’s because...

As president, George Washington met local Indian tribes on the first day of each month, when he would supply fruit punch with a pinch of salt. It became known as "pinch and punch on the first of the month.

It originates from old England times when people thought that witches existed. People thought that salt would make a witch weak and the punch was to punish the witch.

Some believe the phrase will bring good luck for the rest of the month, a tradition which dates back the turn of the 20th century.

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Posted by Simon Rowe at 10:55am

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