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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachelor%27s_Day_(tradition)

Bachelor's Day is an Irish tradition on Leap Day allowing women to initiate dances and propose ... Day and if refused the man was obliged to buy her new gloves on Easter Day. In some areas a woman could propose for the entire leap year.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leap_year

A leap year is a calendar year containing one additional day added to keep the calendar year ..... In Finland, the tradition is that if a man refuses a woman's proposal on leap day, he should buy her the fabrics for a skirt. In France, since 1980, ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_29

February 29, also known as leap day or leap year day, is a date added to most years that are ..... There is a popular tradition known as Bachelor's Day in some countries allowing a woman to propose marriage to a man on February 29. If the man ...

www.timeanddate.com/date/leap-day-february-29.html

Why do some women propose to their men on leap day? ... When Is the Next Leap Year? ... Leap Day is February 29; Customs & Traditions; Common Year vs.

www.irishcentral.com/roots/leap-year-february-29th-is-when-women-can-ask-men-to-marry-them-140128503-237431711.html

Nov 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 ...

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

Feb 29, 2012 ... Women in Finland are advised to propose only on leap-year day — Feb. 29 — for ... “I think the leap-year tradition may have taken on a more ...

www.bbc.com/news/magazine-17203353

Mar 1, 2012 ... The leapyear's extra day is necessary because of the "messiness" of our ... It is believed that the tradition of women proposing on this day goes ...

www.thespruce.com/leap-year-traditions-and-superstition-2300637

Feb 2, 2017 ... Leap Year has been the traditional time that women can propose marriage. In many of today's cultures, it is okay for a woman to propose ...

www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Leap-Year-Superstitions

Certainly February 29th in the leap year of 1504 was very successful for one ... had no legal status, meaning that a break in tradition on this day was acceptable.

metro.co.uk/2016/02/25/this-is-why-women-traditionally-propose-on-a-leap-day-5718135

Feb 25, 2016 ... But, how and why did the Leap Year tradition come about? Well, the tradition is thought to date back to the 5th century, when, legend has it, ...