Leap Day: Fun Facts and Traditions

by TSG on Wed, February 29th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Happy Leap Day everyone!

In honor of this fun day that only comes about every four years, we’re sharing fun facts and traditions related to today!

  •  Historically, February 29th is the day where woman can traditionally propose marriage to a male companion. The exact history of this isn’t know, but it is speculated to have started in 5th century Ireland.
  •  This day is often celebrated in many cities with discounts and sales, in both shops and restaurants. It’s said that frogs legs are the most popular snack today. Maybe it’s time to nibble on those bad boys!
  • Karin Henriksen of Norway holds an interesting world record in relation to Leap Day. She has given birth to three children on consecutive Leap Days, including her daughter in 1960 and her two sons in 1964 and 1968. Pretty cool considering people have a 1-in-1461 chance of being born on a leap day.

 

Will you be doing anything special in celebration of Leap Day? I hear TSGal will be watching the movie Leap Year…

-TSG

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