Leap Year. Are You Proposing On The 29th?

Deposit Photos

Did you know that traditionally women could only propose to their partners on 29 February?

It may sound a bit odd when now men and women propose to each other on any day of the year, but it's always good to know about these traditions. 

So, those women who are planning to get down on one knee, here's something from the history books for you: 

via GIPHY

The story goes that in the 5th century an Irish nun called St Bridget complained to St Patrick that women had to wait too long for their suitors to propose. St Patrick suggested that women could have the opportunity to ask the question but only every four years. 

It does not end here. As per the rule, any man who refuses the proposal should pay the penalty of buying the woman a gown or 12 pairs of gloves. So, ladies, you win either way! 

All the best to all those ladies who have chosen 29 February, to pop up the question to their men. 

via GIPHY

Share this page!
COMMENTS
FEATURED