Leap Day has long been associated with age-old Leap Day traditions and folklore. In Scotland, it used to be considered unlucky for someone to be born on Leap Day. In Greece it’s said to be unlucky for couples to marry during a Leap Year, and especially on Leap Day.
But Leap Day is chiefly known, of course, for the old Irish tradition that on Feb 29 women can propose marriage to men.
And so today, in a spirit of romanticism – sentimental old fool that I am – I’m posting an image of roses.
And just in case you’re wondering – I’m taken! My first wife is still my current wife, and she’ll do just fine. And these are the roses I bought her this year for Valentine’s Day and they’re still going strong, two weeks later.