What is considered an Irish tradition on leap day?

For women to propose marriage to men. It is said that it was an arrangement that St. Brigid did with St. Patrick, to allow women to propose to men every four years.

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What month and day of the year is Midsummer's Eve?

Midsummer's Eve is June 23rd- also called Saint John's Day. The celebration of midsummer's Eve was from ancient times linked to the summer solstice. People believed that mid-summer plants had miraculous and healing power; so the plants were picked on this night. Bonfires were lit to protect agai...

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Why is February 29th chosen to be the leap day over December 32?

February is short, so adding an extra day doesn't ever make it longer than any other month. February is short because a Caesar, Augustus, stole a day from it so his month (August, respectively) would be 31 days instead of the original 30. When the need for leap year was discovered it was only rea...

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