Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day!



HAPPY LEAP DAY!

Here's some February 29th trivia for you.  Among other things:
According to an old Irish legend, or possibly history, St Bridget struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men – and not just the other way around – every 4 years. This is believed to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how Leap Day balances the calendar.
And I thought this was interesting, and relevant for OUTLANDER fans:
In Scotland, it used to be considered unlucky for someone to be born on Leap Day, just like Friday 13th is considered an unlucky day by many.
Personally, I don't believe that February 29th is unlucky.  I've never known anyone born on that day, have you?

But I do think the writer of this article in The Scotsman has a point:
Even if Leap Day falls on a weekend, there will usually still be an extra working day in a leap year. If your salary is calculated annually or monthly rather than by actual amount of hours worked, then every four years you work an extra day, usually without extra pay.
Happy Leap Day to all of you!

1 comment:

Christiane KYPREOS said...

Good morning Karen (UStime). As a matter of fact, one of our actress was born on Feb.29, her name is Michelle Morgan (she's quite an old lady now, may be 90, so she is not unlucky!!)Do you happen to know her name?I think she lived in the US years ago. Something else: in France, on Feb.29 every 4 years a special newspaper (or magazine)is published.Can you imagine that?A good day to you too.Christiane K