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28 February 2024

Why Leap Day 2024 is the Perfect Day to Propose

By: Julia Auchey

Why Leap Day 2024 is the Perfect Day to Propose

Are you considering when to propose this year? Well, get ready to seize the moment because 29 February 2024, better known as Leap Day, is quickly approaching and won’t grace our calendars again until 2028. This rare occurrence presents an exceptional opportunity for anyone looking to propose, regardless of traditional gender norms and societal expectations.

This extraordinary day arrives only once every four years, making it a truly momentous occasion. But what makes a Leap Day proposal even more compelling is how it all started.

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Leaping back to 5th century Ireland, legend has it that St. Bridget, frustrated by the prolonged wait for men to propose marriage (don’t we know it!), sought the intervention of St. Patrick.

In response, St. Patrick supposedly granted women the privilege to propose on Leap Day, a day that occurs only once every four years. While this tale may be steeped in myth, it has contributed to the long-lasting tradition of Leap Year proposals.

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However, Leap Year proposals are not merely relics of ancient folklore; they have evolved into a playful and empowering tradition over time. Leap Year proposals provide an opportunity to challenge traditional gender norms and celebrate equality in relationships.

With shifting attitudes towards marriage and romance, many couples embrace the idea of women taking the initiative to propose to their partners, irrespective of gender.

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But beneath it all, a Leap Year proposal is all about seizing the moment and expressing your love and commitment to your partner in a unique manner. It matters not who is ‘supposed to’ propose—what matters is that you and your partner are ready to take that next step in your relationship together. So whoever you are… we say, just go for it!

A note from our Helpful Experts: 

A Leap Day proposal truly add an extra layer of excitement and joie de vivre to the romantic occasion of your proposal. If you’re considering proposing but are unsure of where to start, have a look at our Bridal service and the guides we’ve created for you. Then when you’re ready, we warmly invite you to the showrooms to take the next leap – Book your appointment today. 

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