“According to an old Irish legend, St. Brigid struck a deal with St. Patrick to allow women to propose to men–and not the other way around–every four years. This is believed to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how Leap Day balances the calendar.
In Scotland, it used to be considered unlucky for someone to be born on Leap Day, just like Friday 13th is considered an unlucky day by many. Greeks consider it unlucky for couples to marry during a Leap Year, and especially on Leap Day.” (www.timeaddate.com)
Give someone else love and luck by donating blood on Monday, February 29, 2016 at the Essex Fire Department, 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Busy proposing then? Give blood on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the Willsboro School, 12:30 – 4:00 pm.