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Leap Day 2012

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29th February

It’s the 29th of February and Leap Day, when young ladies are allowed to propose marriage in Britain. It seems this custom isn’t just confined to Britain. In Finland any guy refusing a proposal today must buy the lady in question the fabric to make a new skirt. In Denmark the price of refusing a proposal is 12 pairs of gloves, but they have their leap day on a different day. In other countries the price of refusing a proposal appears to vary from a kiss to a silk gown. In some cultures, it seems the women wear a scarlet petticoat, as some kind of warning! (more…)