Published On: Mon, Feb 29th, 2016

Happy Leap Day!


Many customs are associated with the leap day. In Finland, women are advised to propose only on leap day for good luck, if the man refuses then he has to buy enough fabric for a skirt as fine.

In Scotland, while it was considered unlucky to be born on leap day, women were given the privilege to pop the question on leap day, the only caveat being she had to wear a red petticoat underneath her skirt.

In Denmark, a man refusing a woman’s proposal on Feb 29 has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves to hide her from the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring.leapday_8a4750676de89ecf324e713625bb87c3

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