Leap Year Hearts

And so, the ‘official’ month of Haiku ends…but we can still write them throughout the year.  Wishing you all “Happy Hearts”♥

Leap Year gums up works

Hearts dazed…who does proposing

Re marriage hopefuls?

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

Bachelor’s Day is an Irish tradition on Leap Day allowing women to initiate dances and propose marriage.[1] If the proposal was refused the man was expected to buy the woman a silk gown or, by the mid-20th century, a fur coat.[1][2] The tradition is supposed to originate from a deal that Saint Bridget struck with Saint Patrick.[3][4]

In the United Kingdom, a woman was allowed to propose marriage on Leap Day[5] and if refused the man was obliged to buy her new gloves on Easter Day. In some areas a woman could propose for the entire leap year.[1]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachelor%27s_Day_(tradition)

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