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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 ... OK, so we all know February 29 = a woman's chance to ask a man to marry them. Well, traditionally. 9 Leap Year traditions - and superstitions ...

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 ...

Wedding Traditions: Leap Year Wedding Proposal? - The Knot

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A friend told me about a supposed wedding tradition of women proposing to men on a leap year. Any idea what the origin of this is, or if it is even true?

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 ...

Leap Year Traditions: Women Propose To Men, Leapling Babies ...

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Feb 28, 2016 ... It's Leap Year again and that means this year we're blessed with an extra day. Monday Feb. 29 is Leap Day and it comes with a host of ...

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 actual time it takes the Earth to rotate the sun is 365.2421 days.

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

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Feb 29, 2012 ... Niedermeier might be right, given that many women who want to get engaged take advantage of the leap year tradition and propose, saying ...

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

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February 29th is the traditional day that women propose to men. ... First, the history: it is believed that the tradition for Leap Year proposals dates back to 5th ...

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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 ...

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.