Leap day

The Irish tradition goes that Saint Bridget struck a deal with Saint Patrick to allow women to propose marriage to men in the leap year in order to balance the responsibilities of men and women, much like the leap day balances the calendar.  In some places Leap Day is also known as Bachelor’s Day.  In many European countries, especially in the upper classes of society, 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.

— Cindy


One response to “Leap day

  1. It’s also the premise for a really bad chick flick with Amy Adams…which my girls love and watch way too often

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