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February 29 - Wikipedia


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


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 ...

The strange history of sexist leap day traditions - Vox


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.

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


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.

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


Nov 29, 2016 ... 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


Feb 29, 2016 ... Gender bending: Leap Day traditions from around the world ... rate, with some spectacular fails including one man literally running away.

Leap year: 10 things about 29 February - BBC News


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 ...

February 29th and Leap Year superstitions - Historic UK


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 ...

The Leap Day Tradition That Has Stumped Historians For Centuries


Feb 27, 2016 ... The Leap Day tradition that I'm referring to is the practice of women ... Of course, there is some debate as to whether or not Saint Brigid ever ...

11 Random Facts About Leap Day - 11 Points


Feb 28, 2012 ... So here are 11 random facts and bits of nonsense about Leap Day, aka ... So check with your local elected officials (or, I guess in some of the above ... This actually is an Old Country (who knows which Old Country) tradition.