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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.

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Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzbühel Desk) at February 29, 2008 11:59 PM

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