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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Leap Year- Leap Day



In Ireland and Britain, it is a tradition that women may propose marriage only in leap years. A 1288 law by 'Queen Margaret' of Scotland, required fines be levied if a marriage proposal was refused by the man, no matter how horrible the woman was:


Compensation was a pair of leather gloves, a single rose, £1 and a kiss. In some places the tradition was tightened to restricting female proposals to the modern Leap Day, February 29.


In Finland, the tradition is that if a man refuses a woman's proposal on Leap Day...


...he should buy her the fabrics for a skirt.


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