Are you ready to break free from tradition? Enter the realm of leap year proposals—a practice that traces its roots back to Irish folklore and has evolved into a modern-day tradition.

29th February

Legend has it that centuries ago, the Irish nun St. Brigid sought permission from St. Patrick to grant women the right to propose. After deliberation, St. Patrick agreed, but with a twist—women could propose only on one day every four years: February 29th. Intriguingly, St. Brigid herself proposed to St. Patrick, who, regrettably, declined. In a gesture of goodwill, he gifted her a silk gown, marking the inception of this unique tradition.


Contrary to its historical origins, leap year proposals have transformed into a statement, challenging societal norms and expectations. As the name implies, leap years provide an opportunity to flip the script, and this tradition has become a symbol of empowerment for women. Leap year proposals are gaining popularity, making engagements on February 29th an exclusive and rare occurrence.

women proposing to a man

Yet, while a leap year proposal is a magical beginning, a Greek superstition advises against getting married in a leap year, deeming it unlucky. So, why not take the leap into an engagement during this special year, creating a unique and memorable chapter in your love story? Few can boast of a leap year proposal, and with its growing popularity, this tradition is poised to make your engagement stand out in the most extraordinary way. Embrace the magic, challenge the norms, and make your love story a celebration of uniqueness with a leap year proposal!