Leap Year // Why not pop the question!

It’s that special year again as the tradition goes, just once in every four years a woman can take destiny into her own hands and propose to her man.

Will you be popping the question to your other half on the 29th February? (Leap Day)

Obviously this is 2020 so it should be taken with a pinch of salt, nobody needs dictating to which day we can propose to their boyfriends (or girlfriends) right! We have the freedom to propose any day we wish.

If Monica can propose to Chandler, so can we!

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How did this tradition come about you ask?

It is thought to date back to the 5th century, when an Irish nun called St Bridget complained to St Patrick that women had to wait too long for their suitors to propose.

So they made a deal and St Patrick agreed this one day in February, which occurs only every four years, when women were allowed to propose.

In addition, in many European counties, the tradition also dictates that if the man refuses the womans proposal on a leap day he should pay a penalty!

What are your thoughts on this tradition?

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