Leap Year Fun Facts

Happy Leap Year!

As we all know, the leap year occurs because the calendar is all messed up, so every four years we get an extra day.  But did you also know...
  • In fifth-century Ireland on February 29th women were allowed to go against tradition and propose to their significant others.  In 1288 Scotland supposedly made the tradition a law and any man who declined a proposal in a leap year had to pay a fine ranging from a kiss to payment for a silk dress or a pair of gloves.
  • Greek superstition says bad luck will come to any couple married in a leap year.  Apparently one in five engaged couples will avoid planning their wedding during a leap year.
  • Sweden once had an extra leap day on February 30th, 1712.  (Don't ask me how or why...)
What else happens today?  Well, [highlight1]people have sales in their etsy shops![/highlight1]

If you're looking for some art or some jewelry, treetalker is offering a 29% discount with the coupon code LEAP29
If you are in the mood for some coffee cup cozies or hair accessories, sewdarnchic is also offering 29% off with coupon code LEAP29
And if you need some baby gear, kiddodesigns  is offering, you guessed it!, 29% off with coupon code LEAP29