Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day!

Since Leap Day occurs every four years (give or take) and it kind of involves marriage I decided it deserves a little recognition on the blog today since it is February 29th after all!

According to tradition, it is perfectly acceptable for a woman to pop the question on a leap day, or Sadie Hawkins day, as it's commonly called here! So, any single ladies out there? If you like it then you can just put a ring on it! Or do you? How does this all work? Does the guy just get the wedding band early or is there such a thing as an engagement ring for a man?

Conversely, there is a Greek superstition that says it's bad luck to marry during a leap year and about one in five couples will actually avoid planning their wedding during a leap year. Phew, good thing my wedding was in 2011!

I'm also really intrigued by those born on a leap year commonly called "leapers" or "leaplings." Did you know rapper Ja Rule was born on a leap day in 1976? Instead of his hit song "What's My Name" maybe he should have written a song called "When's My Birthday?" Does he recognize the day before or the day after as his birthday?

Happy Birthday Ja Rule!

I hope everyone's enjoying leap day on this rainy hump day!

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