Leap day

What did you do one year ago? You didn’t. This day didn’t exist last year.

Weird traditions followed the leap day through medieval times…

Bachelor’s Day

An old European tradition called leap day “Bachelor’s Day,” when a man had to pay a penalty if he refused a woman’s Leap Day marriage proposal. The payment was 12 pairs of gloves, so the lady could hide her embarrassment at not having an engagement ring on her finger.

Role Reversal

An Irish tradition says women may propose to men on Leap Day. That was a big deal 50 Leap Days ago! The idea was to ‘balance’ gender roles just as Leap Day ‘balances’ the calendar.

(Source: Timeshop)

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