Leap Year Day: Women, grab your partner
There is a tradition that women may make a proposal of marriage to men only on February 29; this is a tightening of an older tradition that such proposals may only occur in leap years.
In 1288 the Scottish Parliament legislated that any woman could propose in Leap Year. The man may, of course, refuse but, by tradition, he should soften the blow by providing a kiss ...
Categories: scotland, uk, calendarcustoms