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Legends of love.

LEGEND has it that the Leap Year tradition started when St Bridget complained to St Patrick about women having to wait for men to propose to them.

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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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 28, 2008
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