Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 29th, Leap Day

Happy Leap Day! February 29th rolls around once every four years (more or less), but what can one do to celebrate?

Tradition has it that this is the one day when women may propose marriage to men. some locations extend this power throughout a leap year. Think of it as an alternative to the annual Sadie Hawkins Day.

Turning down a woman's proposal poses consequences for the popular man. Depending on where he's asked, the lady spurned is owed either a new dress, a pair of silk gloves, or a bit of cash.

Those over 21 might be interested in this 2008 article from the Wall Street Journal, which offers recipes for Leap Year Cocktails. A couple of cocktails might improve Amy Adams' 2010 film, Leap Year, which does have a gorgeous Irish setting, even if the plot is terribly silly.

Books and More by Leap Year Babies

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