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Anyone planning to take advantage of this tradition?
Cut and pasted from Wikipedia:
In the British Isles, it is a tradition that women may propose marriage only on leap years.
Supposedly, a 1288 law by Queen Margaret of Scotland (then age five and living in Norway), required that fines be levied if a marriage proposal was refused by the man; compensation ranged from a kiss to £1 to a silk gown, in order to soften the blow.
In some places the tradition was tightened to restricting female proposals to the modern leap year day, February 29.
If you are, best of luck! Look at it this way, if he says no, at least you will get a pair of gloves or a dress out of it (to soften the blow!).
Ladies - Carpe Diem!
Gentlemen - Run for the Hills!
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