Find: Leap Year Clippings

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Ancient Egyptians connection to Leap Year
This year is a Leap Year, which means we get an extra day on February 29 for a total of 366 days in the year. Want to learn a little more about the origins and traditions of Leap Year? Newspapers.com has got you covered.

If you want to find out about the more about the history of Leap Year, check out the clippings below:

Or if you’re more interested about Leap Year traditions, try reading the following:

  • An article about Leap Year legends in different countries

One of the most common Leap Year traditions in the United States and Great Britain in previous centuries was the idea that during a Leap Year, women could propose marriage to men. Over the years, the tradition also grew to include the custom of holding Leap Year dances and balls, which were Sadie Hawkins-type events where the women were in charge and asked the men to dance.

Check out the following clippings from over the centuries about the “Ladies’ Law” Leap Year tradition:

Want to learn more about Leap Year and its traditions? Start a search on Newspapers.com.

One thought on “Find: Leap Year Clippings

  1. Is there an article from the government regarding a mans age in relation to Leap Year? Has anyone used the Leap Year as an excuse not to be drafted?

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