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A leap year is a year containing one additional day added to keep the ..... In Ireland and Britain, it is a tradition that women may ... 'The Maydes Metamorphosis,' has it that 'this is ...

Leap Day Customs & Traditions - Timeanddate.com

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Which years are leap years? ... Leap Day, on February 29, has been a day of traditions, folklore and superstitions ever since Leap ... According to an old Irish legend, or possibly history, St Brigid struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to ...

Leap Year Proposal: What's The Story Behind It? - Huffington Post

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/27/leap-year-proposal-tradition_n_1305525.html

Feb 29, 2012 ... Legend has it that St. Brigid of Kildare, a fifth-century Irish nun, asked St. Patrick, the ... “I think the leap-year tradition may have taken on a more ...

Leap year proposals: ladies pop the question - The Irish Times

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Feb 27, 2016 ... A quick browse online and I find that the leap-year proposal tradition is attributed to a deal ... The notion of marriage has changed in Ireland.

Leap Year Proposals: Why women traditionally propose | Metro News

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Feb 25, 2016 ... But, how and why did the Leap Year tradition come about? ... legend has it, an Irish nun called St Bridget complained to St Patrick that women ...

The Leap Day Tradition That Has Stumped Historians For Centuries ...

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Feb 27, 2016 ... History traces this tradition to fifth century Ireland where Saint Brigid of ... in 1288 that allowed women to propose to men during the Leap Year.

Leap Year proposals: Why women shouldn't propose on Leap Day ...

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Feb 29, 2016 ... The leap year tradition apparently goes back to the 5th Century in Ireland, where St Bridget collared St Patrick and demanded to know why ...

Leap Year (2010) - IMDb

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... to Irish tradition, a man who receives a marriage proposal on a leap day must ... A woman who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap ...

The strange history of sexist leap day traditions - Vox

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Feb 29, 2016 ... February 29 in Ireland has a special meaning: It's the day that ... Times from 1908 that she included in a history of leap year proposal traditions.

Despite Irish Tradition, Today's Ireland Sees Few Women Proposing ...

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Feb 29, 2012 ... (Amy Adams and John Lithgow in the 2010 comedy "Leap Year.") ... “And it seems that the tradition has even originated in Ireland, according to ...

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2016 is a Leap Year - that means women can ask men to marry ...

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Feb 29, 2016 ... Yes, it is a leap year, and although you may have thought it was a myth, according to the old Irish tradition, this is the perfect chance for a ...

Leap Year Proposals – How To Get it Right - match advice

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First, the history: it is believed that the tradition for Leap Year proposals dates back to 5th century Ireland and 'St Bridget's Complaint'. ... Maybe you feel your man lacks confidence, and would never have the courage to do it himself. Maybe you ...

9 Leap Year traditions - and superstitions - from ... - Irish Examiner

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Feb 29, 2016 ... In many European countries, such as Denmark, tradition says any man who refuses a woman's proposal on February 29 has to buy her 12 ...