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Leap Baby 2-29-YYYY
Well Worth Waiting 4
I Leap, therefore I am
People born on Leap Day Do it every four years!
Frogs / Jump
Multiples of 4 / Quads
Color: Green (frogs) / amethyst (Feb birthstone) / aquamarine (March birthstone): March 1 is a date that many Leap babies celebrate
February flower is Violet / March flower is Daffodil
Zodiac Sign for 2/29: Pices (double fish)
Leap Year has been the traditional time that women can propose marriage. In many of today's cultures, it is okay for a woman to propose marriage to a man. Society doesn't look down on such women. However, that hasn't always been the case. When the rules of courtship were stricter, women were only allowed to pop the question on one day every four years. That day was February 29th.
It is believed this tradition was started in 5th century Ireland when St. Bridget complained to St. Patrick about women having to wait for so long for a man to propose. According to legend, St. Patrick said the yearning females could propose on this one day in February during the leap year.
According to English law, February 29th was ignored and had no legal status. Folks assumed that traditions would also have no status on that day. It was also reasoned that since the leap year day existed to fix a problem in the calendar, it could also be used to fix an old and unjust custom that only let men propose marriage.
The first documentation of this practice dates back to 1288, when Scotland supposedly passed a law that allowed women to propose marriage to the man of their choice in that year. Tradition states they also made it law that any man who declined a proposal in a leap year must pay a fine. The fine could range from a kiss to payment for a silk dress or a pair of gloves.
Astrologers believe that anyone being born on February 29th has unusual talents and personalities befitting of their special birth day.
leap, jump, hop, spring, bound, vault, saltation., dance, caper; curvet, caracole; gambade, gambado; capriole, demivolt; buck, buck jump; hop skip and jump; falcade., kangaroo, jerboa; chamois, goat, frog, grasshopper, flea; buckjumper; wallaby
leap; jump up, jump over the moon; hop, spring, bound, vault, ramp, cut capers, trip, skip, dance, caper; buck, buck jump; curvet, caracole; foot it, bob, bounce, flounce, start; frisk (amusement); jump about (agitation); trip it on the light fantastic toe, trip the light fantastic, dance oneself off one's legs, dance off one's shoes
leaping; saltatory, frisky
on the light fantastic toe