What are your plans for Leap Day on Wednesday?

What are your plans for Leap Day on February 29? The Hunts Post wants to know.

LEAP days happen once every four years, and with the next one only five days away – February 29 to be precise – how will YOU be celebrating?

Ever since Leap Years were first introduced, over 2000 years ago, Leap Day has been associated with traditions and folklore.

According to an old Irish legend, St Bridget struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men – and not just the other way around – every four years.

Another tradition is that people born on February 29 are all invited to join the Honour Society of Leap Year Day Babies.


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This is a free membership birthday club for people born on February 29 with almost 10,000 people from all over the world having joined since the website was launched in 1997.

Apparently, in Scotland it used to be considered unlucky for someone to be born on Leap Day.

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In Greece it is believed to be unlucky for couples to marry during a Leap Year, and especially on Leap Day.

Whatever the folklore, we want to hear from YOU if you have anything special planned for next Wednesday, February 29.

Are you planning on proposing to your boyfriend? Are you expecting your baby on February 29?

Are you getting married on Wednesday?

Whatever the occasion send you plans to editor@huntspost.co.uk and let’s celebrate the occasion.

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