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May 23rd is Lucky Penny Day
you're looking for something to do today then look down because it's
Lucky Penny Day! Hopefully you'll cross paths with a heads up
penny today! Let's get right into celebrating Lucky Penny Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Today is a holiday because of the long tradition of people
believing that a penny can bring them good luck. It might be a penny in
your shoe or just a penny you found lying heads up that is supposed to
make things better for you. It might seem odd to some people but others
have believed it for so long that we might as well celebrate this
popular superstition. But how did it all get started? It's
piece of metal that's worth one cent, right? Well, this superstition
might have ancient roots from when people believed that metal came from
So in those days, if you held onto something like a
copper coin you might believe that you'd be protected from evil. It did
come from God after all, right? So that could be where it all began but
it has of course been modified through the years. Some might
"Find a penny, pick it up, and all the day you'll have good luck."
Which means just pick up a random penny and BAM... good luck? It must
have been left there by God! Of course, the superstition is that it has
to be heads up and I'm not sure why. Perhaps because the penny has its
head up and when you pick it up it'll help you keep your head up all
day? But it's also believed that if you have bad luck all you have to
do is drop a penny to pass the bad luck onto whoever picks up the penny
next. So I guess it's all in what you believe, isn't it? Are
ready to search for your lucky penny?
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, you can simply walk
around your town and search for your own lucky penny. People might
think you're down in the dumps, because your head's down the whole
time, but once you find your penny things will appear to perk up.
Because once you're done searching, now you'll be walking around with
your head up and a smile on your face. You may or may not have just
achieved good luck, but you definitely will look happier.
could even have a little competition with all your friends and search
different areas all over town to see who can find the most lucky
pennies. You'll of course have to be on the honor system because only
heads up pennies count. The person with the most pennies by the end of
your little competition does in fact get some good luck. Why? Because
everyone has to give them their pennies! Or you could just
others celebrate today by walking around and locating pennies that are
tails up and then flipping them over. That way, whenever the next
person comes across the penny, it will appear lucky to them and they'll
pick it up. This might dilute the superstition a little bit but hey, I
think it still counts! Enjoy your day and good luck!