Leap Year

Leap Year

This year is Leap Year. It’s a year, occurring once every four years, that has three hundred and sixty six days instead of three hundred and sixty five. There are so many different traditions, superstitions, and opinions around the world for Leap Year.


In some countries people believe that women can propose to the men, instead of men proposing to them on February 29th.


In my opinion, if the man does not propose to you and it takes so long that Leap Year comes around and you have to take action and propose yourself, then maybe you shouldn’t be marrying him…(but hey that’s just my opinion).


Is Leap Year is just a time for women to proclaim their love and do things that are usually frowned upon? Why do women only get one day every four years to propose?


I think it’s so romantic when the women proposes to a man, but why does it only have to happen on Leap Year? Why is that the only day it’s “okay”?


While Ireland is all up for forming new relationships and taking the next step, in Greece, they believe this is an unlucky day, and couples shouldn’t get married during this year.


What if the man says no though? We hear about women saying no to a marriage proposal all the time but have you heard of a man doing it to a women?


In many European countries, like Denmark, tradition says any man who refuses a woman’s proposal on February 29th has to buy her twelve  pairs of gloves. Why is it women don’t by the men something when they say no?


Leap Year is not only about traditions though. What about the people who were born on February 29th? Are they really “younger” than everyone else?


Some people think that the people born before midday on February 29th should celebrate their birthdays on February 29th, and those born in the afternoon and evening of the 29th  should celebrate on March 1st (others believe that they should wait every four years before celebrating).


Some people think Leap Day is a day you can take risk and not regret anything. Others feel as though it’s bad luck and just stay home on February 29th. Traditions have grown over time and have adapted to each generation. Since Leap Year comes every four years, and people tend to take more risks on this day.