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The Extra Day

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Leap Year was once very important to bachelors in Britain. Beginning with St. Patrick and St. Bridget, an unwritten law formed saying that during the leap year, any man who was proposed to by a woman and refused her had to buy her a silk dress. Later, women were required to wear scarlet petticoats to indicate they were taking advantage of the law, and men were excommunicated if they refused a proposal.\r\n
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 9, Feb 1980, p22, il