Tradition was introduced many centuries ago to allow women to propose to men during a leap year. This privilege of proposing was restricted to leap day in some areas. Leap day was sometimes known as “Bachelors’ Day”. A man was expected to pay a penalty, such as a gown or money, if he refused a marriage offer from a woman.The tradition’s origin stemmed from an old Irish tale referring to St Bridget striking a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men every four years. This old custom was probably made to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how the leap day balances the calendar.It was also considered to be unlucky for someone to be born on a leap day in Scotland and for couples to marry on a leap year, including on a leap day, in Greece.
Juluis Caesar was the first to proclaim the last day of February Leap year but when he did so February was the last month of the year.
The odds are are 1,506 to 1 that a person will be born on Leap Day.
Superman was born on Leap Day.
A Leap Year cocktail is 1.5 ounces gin and .5 ounces of both Grand Marnier and sweet vermouth with a squeeze lemon (shaken with crushed ice).
Leap Day Love Horoscopes
Aries - put the whip away and don't show anyone that you are controlling until the third date.
Taurus - Don't be stubborn share the love. Don't stop asking until you get a yes.
Gemini - One day every four years you can show all your personalities but wait until your intended says yes to your proposal.
Cancer - Usually determined to do things your own way before you ask for their hand fool them into thinking they are leading. Let them bring the lavender scented chocolate and just enjoy the ride.
Leo - Roar quietly today. Show only four or five of your three thousand moods until after you have gotten the right answer from them.
Virgo - It is best to follow your intended into the rest room to make sure they wash their hands before you ask for their hand in matrimony.
Libra - Once your find your intended you are loyal to fault and defend your love to anyone. If you were in love with Jeffrey Dahmer you would have convinced your family and friends that he just had a little eating disorder. Ask and they will say yes but wait until after the ceremoney to introduce them to relatives.
Scorpi0- You are wired for wildness. Best to meet your intended at an R rated film festival where clothes are optional.
Sagittarious - You have Maverick Emotions so communication is the key. See if Verizon or AT & T are holding a singles swap meet in your area today.
Capricorn - Often inspirational you can inspire your love to say yes by telling them your thoughts and dreams. Of course those dreams of Ashley Judd or Daniel Craig should be kept secret until the answer is yes.
Aquarius - You will play when the cat is away but keep this secret until the schackles are in place and you have gotten the answer you want.
Pisces - You like to cook and use your own original recipes, find a lover that likes to eat and you two will go through life eating together.
May this be a special day for all of you.