Leap year could bring joy to town’s men!

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SCARBOROUGH men could be jumping for joy today in celebrations to mark the leap year.

SCARBOROUGH men could be jumping for joy today in celebrations to mark the leap year.

Women across Scarborough have the chance to propose to their loved one on February 29 in a reversal of marital tradition.

The move is believed to have come from St Patrick or Brigid of Kildare in Ireland during the fifth century.

However, any Scarborough woman thinking of popping the question should bear in mind the customs across the world which follow proposing on a leap year.

In Denmark, folklore dictates a woman can propose on February 24, with a refusal met by the purchase of 12 pairs of gloves by the man.

The gloves would cover the lack of a wedding ring for the full leap year.

In Finland, any man turning down his partner should buy fabric.

However, in Greece, getting married on a leap year is considered unlucky.

Women: Would you ever propose to your loved one? Are you planning on doing it today or some point in the future?

Men: Have you ever been proposed to on the February 29? How would you feel if your partner reversed the roles and popped the question?

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