Legends of love.
So St Patrick said that women could propose every four years, on February 29.
(Legend also says that he received a proposal the very next leap year - from St Bridget herself!) In English Law, February 29 actually had no legal status, so people assumed that traditions could be ignored on that day - traditions like women having to wait for men to propose marriage.
Scotland even passed a law in 1288 that not only allowed women to propose marriage on February 29, but also imposed fines on men who declined a marriage proposal in a Leap Year, ranging from a kiss to payment for a silk dress.
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|Publication:||Daily Post (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Feb 28, 2008|
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