Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Happy Leap Day!
Other fun Leap Day facts:
* As you probably know, we have a Leap Day in years that are evenly divisible by 100, but did you know that the year must also be divisible by 400? That's why 1900 did not have a Leap Day, but the year 2000 did.
* In some countries it's a tradition that a woman can propose to a man on Leap Day. If he refuses, he's obligated to give the woman money or buy her a dress! In European high society, if the man refuses the woman's proposal, he is supposed to buy the woman 12 pairs of gloves, in order for her to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring.
* Greeks consider it unlucky to marry on Leap Day, or even anytime during the leap year.
Check out Wikipedia for more information.
Have a great Leap Day!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 9:56 AM