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A leap year is a year containing one additional day added to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or ...

Leap Day Customs & Traditions - Timeanddate.com

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Leap Day, on February 29, has been a day of traditions, folklore and superstitions ever since Leap Years were first introduced by Julius Caesar over 2000 years ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

Planning to propose this leap year? Here's 5 weird facts you need to ...

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Feb 9, 2016 ... If you plan on popping the question on 29th February, you might want to bear in mind these bizarre facts about the leap year tradition. Reda.

February 29th and Leap Year superstitions - Historic UK

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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.

Five Leap Year traditions that you might not know about | Stuff.co.nz

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Feb 29, 2016 ... Exclusive societies, international sports and old-fashioned romance all have their roots in the traditions and superstitions of the Leap Year.

Leap year 2016, February 29: Traditions and customs - women plan ...

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Feb 29, 2016 ... This year we will find ourselves enjoying an extra day in February due to the 2016 leap year. And although February 29 exists because of ...

13 things you didn't know about leap year | MNN - Mother Nature ...

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Feb 16, 2016 ... We have a leap year so our calendars don't get out of whack, but Feb. 29 has also spurred some interesting traditions. Here are some things ...

Leap Year Proposals: Why women traditionally propose | Metro News

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Feb 25, 2016 ... For traditionalists, just once every four years, on February 29 (Leap Day), ... But, how and why did the Leap Year tradition come about?

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This year is a Leap Year. The next will be in 2020.
A leap year is a year with one extra day inserted into February, which will have 29 days. Leap years are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the earth's revolutions around the sun.
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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 Traditions: 9 Things That Can Happen Every February 29

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Leap Days, or an extra day added on February 29 happen because the actual time it takes the Earth to rotate the sun is 365.2421 days. To ensure consistency ...

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 that St Brigid of Kildare made with St Patrick in the ...