2/29/08

Leap!

Without reason, I've always loved Leap Day. Perhaps I love it because it adds one more day to my birthmonth. I did a little reading this morning and found that Leap Day has an interesting old tradition. According to legend, in 1288 St.Patrick declared that on this day women were allowed to propose to men. Any man who refused a woman had to pay a fine.

I did some further investigation to find out that Sadie Hawkins Day is associated with Leap Day. As a teenager, I always looked forward to any opportunity to chase the boys. No wonder I loved Leap Day! Unfortunately, my high school never had a Sadie Hawkins dance. Somewhat more unfortunately, this did not stop my overly-zealous boy-craziness.

It's a good thing I got this guy to chase me instead!


2 comments:

Madly Hatter said...

Mmmm...spaghetti.

Shannon Anderson said...

I always thought it was strange that it was called a "leap year" when you are actually ADDING a day.