Men may seem to take their lives to put their wife's big question.
On 29 February women took matters in their own hands and suggested things to their male partners. Since this is mainly due to the Irish tradition, it
is time to learn a little about how this happened.
There have been inconsistent accounts of these origins, but many women across the globe have not been discouraged from benefiting
from this extra day in February.
The custom of women introducing men to men at a springtime comes from
the 5th century when Irish women began to feed on waiting for their men.
The Irish nun St. Brigid of Kildare begged St. Patrick to
permit the females to propose to the men. (Some things never change!
The history says that once in seven years St.Patrick announced women might
suggest it until St. Brigid persuaded him to do so every blow. Then St. Brigid was meant to have gone down to St. Patrick's knee. He declined, but gave a silk gown to St. Brigid in order to mitigate the rejection pain.
That gave rise to the law that men who refuse the proposal for
a day off are expected to put a silk robe on the proposed lady.
In 1288 the Queen Margaret, influenced by Irish monks, allegedly passed a similar law in Scotland. However, a man who rejected the
bid was disciplined with a fine.
Other countries have embraced and followed custom, with a number
of locations declared an official bachelor's day by 29 February.
Some in the United States refer to the Sadie Hawkins Day,
which refers to a dance featuring women demanding the participation of men.
Finnish women are encouraged to suggest good luck on a halt day,
while Greeks think it's poor luck to get married in a hint year.
Take the Unconventional Path!
As I said, nobody has been able to offer conclusive proof that
the incidents have taken place precisely as explained in Scotland and Ireland.
And you don't believe women
should wait a day to propose.
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