Since this year is a leap year there was a folk tradition that women especially marriage-minded ones have all the right and opportunity to propose to their boyfriends on February 29, therefore calling a leap year “The Ladies Privilege”. Well since it’s a ladies privilege year woman can run after unmarried men.
Nobody can really account where this belief comes from but probably it was because a leap year happens every four years, which is not so often, women can have the time to turn the tables around and make use of this “extra” day.
(Read more about this old wives tale at this website: http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/february29.as p)
Meanwhile, according to predictions I’ve heard repeatedly because of the coming of Chinese New Year Earth Rat, it was also said that February 29 is the best day to pursue everything you wanted to pursue it is one of the luckiest day of the year. I was also told it’s a great time to go to the embassy and follow-up your applications for visa, enter into new business ventures, travel and make new beginnings and yes propose for marriage (so the Chinese horoscope and the leap year belief kind of jived into this one).
There are so many traditions and belief in February and I think Paul should hide until the month ends because I will reveal some information that I’ve learned LMAO! For those who want a shot-gun wedding with Paul here is your chance. LMAO! Forgive me friend! LMAO! But for Lyssa it’s time to point the gun at Dave.
Well, there was once a law existed in Scotland forbidding a man to refuse a proposal made to him. Punishment for such an offence was a large fine. This tradition was goes back to an old Irish legend concerning St. Patrick and St. Bridget in the 5th century.