It’s a leap year and tradition for women to pop that once in a lifetime question to their partners on February 29. Every four years we celebrate a leap year and it is on that day that tradition celebrates women proposing!
But where did the transition come from? Join us as we take a look back in time to when St Brigid took things into her own hands!
Leap Year Proposal Traditions
The tradition originates from the foreshores of Ireland. Although many consider this tradition a myth or an outdated tradition, this long-standing practice is something that we still celebrate every four years.
The ancient Irish tradition is said to have begun back in the 5th century, where St Brigid of Kildare complained to the famous St Patrick that women wait far too long for men to propose!
Now we're not saying we agree with St Brigid, (as there is a lot of pressure for men to propose to their partners), but St Patrick pronounced that women could propose to men all the same…even if it is only one day in February on a leap year.
The Irish monks later took the tradition to Scotland, where they passed the law in 1288 stating that women could propose to the man in their life during a leap year. Instigating that if the man declined he would have to pay a fine!
uThese somewhat comical traditions still have a place in the 21st century when the leap year rolls around every four years. As we get closer to the 29th of February we start to think how far that century old Irish tradition has come.
So in today's modern age, can a women ask their partner to marry her? Absolutely!
Despite the tradition speculating that women can only propose on February 29, we believe in taking love into your own hands (no matter what day it is) to propose to the men of their dreams.
So if you want help create the perfect proposal in Brisbane for your partner, we are here to create that special moment. No matter if it’s the men or the ladies looking to pop the question.
There are no rules when it comes to engagement proposals. It can be as extravagant or as intimate as you want, as long as it reflects you and your partner.
So lets thank St Brigid for being forthcoming in her ideas and taking love into her own hands…know matter what day it is.
The Proposal Guru