Happy Leap Day!

An extra day in our life, well, at least in the calendar year... it's Leap Day today - and with that there's an old, old tradition dating back to the 5th century where the story goes that in Ireland St. Brigid was complaining to St. Patrick about the inequality of women not being able to propose to a man. So, St. Patrick declared that every Leap Day, women could propose.

"Leap" forward to 1288... when Queen Margaret declared that on February 29 a woman had the right to pop the question to any man she fancied AND Menfolk who refused were faced with a fine in the form of a kiss, a silk dress, or a pair of gloves given to the rejected lady fair (supposedly to hide the empty ring finger).

So, ladies, if you're feeling really bold... today is the day. Regardless of bold or not... Happy Leap Day! (and enjoy a little 1908 British postcard humor about Leap Day).

1 comment:

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