Leap Day Marriage Proposal by Women

According to Irish lore a woman can propose to a man on February 29th - Leap day. This is apparently due to a deal  St. Bridget struck with St. Patrick to allow women to propose to men every 4 years in order to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how Leap Day balances the calendar. 

In some places, Leap Day has been known as “Bachelors’ Day” for the same reason. A man was expected to pay a penalty such as a gown or money if he refused a marriage proposal from a woman on Leap Day. 
In Denmark tradition dictates that any man who refuses a woman's proposal on February 29 has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves. The intention is that the woman can wear the gloves to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring.
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. 
So, ladies, this is your chance. If the man you love is taking his sweet time to propose, Leap day is your day!

Click on the picture to be taken to the article which gives you a step by step guide on how to propose to  a man!


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