Leap Year Traditions
Happy Leap Day!
Leap Day only comes once every four years, so we’re taking the opportunity to spread the word about quirky traditions and superstitions that take place on the unique day!
1.Women propose to their men
Not that this can’t happen on any other day, but in Ireland it’s a tradition for a woman to propose to their man on this day!
2.Hiding a bare finger
In Europe, if a man refuses the proposal from a woman, it’s a rule that he buys her 12 pairs of gloves to “hide her ringless finger.”
3.A gloomy day
In Italy, the saying goes as follows: “leap year, gloomy year.”
4.Bad luck baby
In some places, it’s believed that being born on February 29 grants you with bad luck!
In Scotland, a leap year is said to be “ne’re a good year for livestock.”
Happy Leap Year! We hope you’re luck is everything but unlucky!