February 29, 2008
Leap year: one tradition, hurt clients, remedies.
In the English-speaking world, women may propose marriage on this day. One tale is that a 1288 law by girl-Queen Margaret of Scotland required that a penalty be imposed if a man refused the proposal: a kiss, £1 or a silk gown, to soften the blow of the rejection.
Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzbühel Desk) at February 29, 2008 11:59 PM