Lucky Penny Day !!

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National Lucky Penny Day !!! 

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National Lucky Penny Day is observed each year on May 23rd..
See a penny, pick it up… All day long you’ll have good luck.

When you are out and about, look on the ground for pennies.  It just might be your lucky day!

Years ago a penny was able to buy something. (Check out National Taffy Day – to see what we used to get for a penny.) Today, due to inflation, the penny does not buy much of anything. The metal value and cost of minting pennies exceed their face value.  Many nations have stopped minting equivalent value coins and efforts are being made to end the routine use of pennies in several countries including the United States.

1793 – The first pennies in the United States were made of copper.

Myth: 

1. Long, long ago, many ancient people believed that metals, including the copper that was used to make pennies, were gifts from the gods. They thought that these metals were given to them by the gods for their protection.

If you found metal, you should definitely pick it up, since it would protect you and bring you good luck.

2. The idea that pennies bring luck carried over into other traditions. For example, there’s a saying that many brides know: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a lucky penny in the shoe.”

 

So Today “s  Question : Do you pick them Up?  

A Penny for your thought ! But  maybe we need to make it a nickle or a dime –   Lisa

 

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