Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Question of the Day #1,220

Feb. 29 is traditionally a day where women are “permitted” to romantically pursue men. The tradition dates back to 5th century Ireland when St. Bridget lamented to St. Patrick about the "fair sex having to wait for men to propose." As a result, Patrick declared that Feb. 29 is the day that would be set aside when women can ask men for their hand in marriage.

How kind and generous of St. Patrick to give women that kind of opportunity once every four years!

What historical traditions make you realize how far we've come?



  1. Bra burnings?
    That is so inteesting. Never knew we had St Patrick to thank for my only date in high school.

  2. What was that ad...Virginia Slims? "You've come a long way, baby."

    I did not know St. Pat set aside the 29th for us. I do know that Al Capp gave us Sadie Hawkins Day, which happens in November....

  3. Well, speaking of this very same topic, I was supposed to proposed to my friend, Jade, yesterday. In this day in age, a same sex couple can get married in some places. Not many, but some. That's coming pretty far!

  4. We finally have a president that is not white. I'm still waiting for a woman, asian or latino president.

  5. It's hard to beat that one. Remember the Sadie Hawkins Dance?

  6. Voting. Women were beaten and tortured trying to give us the right to vote.


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