I agree totally with Karla (hello by the way Karla...nice to see you popping in. Hope you can stay).
The whole 'pinch punch first day of the month' thing has extra traditions.
In far-flung Scandinavia we used to say 'Pernilla!' on the first day of the month and that was all about finding the almond in your porridge. Daft but nice tradition if you were a kid.
And then there's the saying 'rabbit, rabbit, rabbit' tradition between kids in Engalnd.
Good ol' Wiki says...
"Rabbit rabbit rabbit" is one variant of a common British superstition which states that a person should say or repeat the word "rabbit" or "rabbits", or say the phrase "white rabbits", or some combination of these elements, out loud upon waking on the first day of the month, because doing so will ensure good luck for the duration of that month. Today, it is a frequent tradition in many English-speaking countries."
Never heard of it myself when I was a kid...we were far too busy pinching ang punching each other.