Here in Germany, pigs are considered good luck. Instead of rabbits' feet (uggh!), some people carry little pig figures, and you find them on a lot of greeting cards. People say "GlÃ¼cksschwein" (GlÃ¼ck = happiness/luck, Schwein = pig (swine)). I really don't know why. I've always thought it was because people considered themselves lucky if they had a big fat pig in the sty during times of famine.