Monday, February 29, 2016

Ladies, today is the day!

2016 is a leap year.  Leap year happens every four years.  This means that February has 29 days instead of the normal 28 days.  Check out my previous leap year blog for some other fun facts (has it been four years already).

According to old Irish tradition, on February 29th, a woman can propose marriage to a man.  All you ladies out there swooning over men like Norman Reedus, now have the chance to ask him to marry you ... it's legit today!


This tradition is said to have started in 5th century Ireland.  Saint Patrick declared that women could propose marriage on this one day in February each leap year.

The tradition even made it's way to Scotland.  Around 1288 there was a law passed that would allow a woman to propose marriage to a man on February 29th.  If the man however turned down said proposal he would have to pay a fine.

It's fun to read about legends and folklore from the past.  We've come a long way since then.  In 2016 marriage is not just a man and woman coming together ... now a man can marry another man and a woman can marry another woman.

Ladies, if you feel the need to partake in an age-old tradition, get yourselves out there and pop that question!  


I hope this blog finds each of you happy and healthy!  Happy Leap Day!

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