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February 29 - Wikipedia

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February 29, also known as leap day or leap year day, is a date added to most years that are .... In non-leap years, some leaplings celebrate their birthday on either February 28 or ..... There is a...

Leap Day Customs & Traditions - Timeanddate.com

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Why do some women propose to their men on leap day? ... Leap Day, on February 29, has been a day of traditions, folklore and superstitions ever since Leap ...

9 Leap Year traditions - and superstitions - from around the world ...

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Feb 29, 2016 ... Headline 9 Leap Year traditions - and superstitions - from around the world. ... But we've discovered – thanks to some serious Googling – that in ... for couples to marry during a leap year – especially on actual Leap Day. 3.

The strange history of sexist leap day traditions - Vox

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Feb 29, 2016 ... Through the 1960s, leap day was supposedly a day when women ... service of some eye-rolling stereotypes about men, women, and marriage.

February 29th and Leap Year superstitions - Historic UK

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The 29th February is an especially important day. ... It was decided that the day had no legal status, meaning that a break in tradition on this day was acceptable. ... and has played, at some time, Ring a Ring O'Roses, little realising that these ...

Leap Year Traditions: 9 Things That Can Happen Every February 29

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Feb 25, 2016 ... Leap Days, or an extra day added on February 29 happen because the ... day every four years, certain traditions have come up and been kept ...

Top 20 craziest facts about leap years - Telegraph

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Feb 29, 2012 ... ... wear breeches or a scarlet petticoat to pop the question, according to tradition. ... Parties are sometimes thrown to celebrate leap days. .... I only looked at this article thinking there might be some interesting facts about leap ...

Leap Year 2016 February 29th - why is there an extra day every four ...

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Mar 1, 2016 ... Leap Year 2016: Why does February have 29 days every four years? ... Others argue that the tradition of women proposing on this day goes back to the times ... Some suggest those born before midday on February 29 should ...

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

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Feb 29, 2012 ... Women in Finland are advised to propose only on leap-year day ... The Irish tradition therefore dictates that any man refusing a ... St. Brigid was just 9 or 10 years old when St. Patrick died in 461 A.D. — though some put this ...

NATIONAL LEAP DAY – February 29 | National Day Calendar

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For a day that is celebrated only once every 4 years (with some mathematical ... LEAP DAY TRADITIONS ... Despite the lack of proof, the tradition has continued.

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

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3 days ago ... Here in the United States, the tradition was also celebrated with some people referring to February 29 as Sadie Hawkins' Day. On this allotted ...

Gender bending: Leap Day traditions from around the world - RT.com

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Feb 29, 2016 ... Gender bending: Leap Day traditions from around the world. Published time: 29 ... But there are some inspirational videos to be found as well.

Leap year: 10 things about 29 February - BBC News - BBC.com

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Mar 1, 2012 ... The "leap day" of 29 February exists for purely astronomical reasons, but ... Some people are at last scattering the ashes of loved ones having put it ... It is believed that the tradition of women proposing on this day goes back to ...