Druids and later “witches” were thought to shapeshift into hares for magical work. Because of this belief, according to Julius Cesar (since we all know his works on the Celts are just so very reliable), it was considered taboo amongst the Celts to eat hare in case you were eating someone who was just shifting.
Dude, I don't often indulge in my inner-Asian unless we're talking food and ribbing family members for exhibiting classic stereotypical behaviour, but as a Rabbit and seeing as the upcoming year is the Rabbit -I shall pay homage to my culture and its zodiac. I am welcoming the new year with open arms -from my bed. I know. I'm sick. Sue me.