Friday, 29 February 2008

Leap day.. 29th Feb 2008 : Wanita boleh propose pada lelaki untuk berkahwin

Hari ini.. tiba ke department CIS agak lewat.. Masuk ke bilik tengok Mas dan Suthanya awal lagi sudah ada.. sambil borak-borak dan makan pizza yang Mas tapau.. Richard masuk ke bilik.. awal pulak dia datang ari nie.. selalu tengahari baru nampak muka.. secara tiba-tiba dia mention tentang Leap Day.. "Do you know that on the leap day, woman can propose to man?" aku dan mas tercengang-cengang.. terus ku jawab "really?" sambil gelak-gelak.. terus diijwab oleh Richard " I'm a bit worry that girl will propose to me" sambil disambut oleh gelak ketawa dari aku dan Mas.. laluku jawab " well you don't have to worry about me and mas.. both of us are married" terus dijawab oleh Richard " Ya I know.. but I don't know about Suthanya" sambil tergelak.. Suthanya pula tercengang-cengang sambil menjawab "What??" terus aku explain dengan dia pasal leap day ini.. Suthanya kata " Oh.. I don't have anyone to propose??? I have to wait another 4 years to propose to another man" Semua tergelak mendengarnya kemudian Richard beritahu kami " If the guy reject the proposal.. he will need to pay a fine.. or give a gift" apalagi bila Suthaya dengar sahaja terus dia kata "I must find some guy to propose so that I can get some money.. or gift" lagi ler kita orang tergelak.. buat lawak juga si suthanya nie.. dalam pada itu aku pun searchlah internet berkenaan dengan history leap day dan signifikan dengan proposal married ini.. aku ambil part yang penting sahaja.. nak baca detail boleh pergi ke link berkenaan

February 29th in English Law (

According to English law, February 29th was ignored and had no legal status. Folks assumed that traditions would also have no status on that day. It was also reasoned that since the leap year day existed to fix a problem in the calendar, it could also be used to fix an old and unjust custom that only let men propose marriage.

The first documentation of this practice dates back to 1288, when Scotland passed a law that allowed women to propose marriage to the man of their choice in that year. They also made it law that any man who declined a proposal in a leap year must pay a fine. The fine could range from a kiss to payment for a silk dress or a pair of gloves.

dan lagi..

Traditions of Leap Day and marriage proposals

Leap Day, February 29 will soon be upon us and it's that time again to remind everyone about the age-old rules of Leap Day proposing. Planning a marriage proposal is an anxious, yet exciting time for anyone thinking about popping the big question, and most will agree that the rules of courtship, namely the very act of proposing should be done in the proper way.

Traditionally, Leap Day is the only one true day when a lady can propose marriage; but according to custom only if she is wearing a red petticoat. Everyone knows that when a gentleman proposes marriage it is customary for him to go down on one knee, however, in a lady's case the customary and proper procedure is for her to lift up her dress and show her red petticoats.

Red being the colour of lifeblood and has strong symbolism to love, warmth, passion and fertility. In Roman times brides wore a red veil called a 'flammeum' as a symbolic statement of their sincere love and that they were fertile and therefore ripe for the marriage bed. No doubt the custom of showing one's red petticoat to propose on Leap Day is a remnant from such ancient marriage customs.

Few young ladies wear petticoats these days and it's therefore hardly surprising that this aspect of Leap Day proposing has been lost. However, one suspects that a flash of red knickers would do just as well today, and what man could refuse that! It is worth pointing out that if on Leap Day a gentleman declines the offer of marriage, he has to pay the forfeit to buy the lady a pair of gloves for Easter.

Leap day (

Leap day gets its name because hundreds of years ago the day wasn't recognised in law, the day was ignored and 'leapt over' . During Leap years it's tradition for women to be able to make marriage proposals to men. People give different reasons as to why this is. Some say because the day didn't count in law women claimed neither did traditional behaviour. Others say it goes back to St. Patrick and St. Bridget in 5th century Ireland. St. Bridget complained that the nuns were unhappy about their lack of control over marriage proposals (celibacy vows were not a requirement then). St. Patrick agreed to give them the right to propose one year in every four. Upon this St. Bridget proposed to St.Patrick. Or course, he declined but to soften the blow he gave her a kiss and a silk gown. This gave rise to another tradition whereby men who refuse a women's leap year proposal must pay a fine, ranging from a kiss to a silk gown.

Seronok juga bila tahu tentang tradition ini.. dapat juga sedikit pengetahuan kan.. so kawan-kawan yang lain tu.. mana yang masih bujang.. kalau ada lelaki yang berkenan dihati.. bolehlah propose dia hari ini.. hehehe kalau dia reject dia kena denda ler.. bagi hadiah ke.. baju ke.. kasut ke perfume ke.. nasib aku dah kawin.. idak boleh propose kat pakwe.. reject je.. sure aku minta macam-macam.. dah alang-alang tu kan.. minta jelah.. heheheh

Tapi rasanya kalau aku yang propose laju je kot dia terima.. sebab dulu aku yang jual mahal.. bertahun-tahun dah dia propose.. tiap kali datang raya ke rumah kat kg dulu.. mesti cakap pasal nak ajak aku kawin.. tapi sebab zaman belajar.. dan ada pakwe lain.. reject ler :).. nie kalau dia tahu nie..sure kena perli nie.. mestilah dia cakap.. tulah dulu jual mahal.. tak nak.. hehehe leh terbayang-bayang pakwe cakap.. hehehe tapi itulah jodohkan.. walau sekuat mana ditolak.. andai sudah itu jodohnya.. kemana pun pergi.. menyorok.. reject.. buat tak tahu.. akhirnya.. bersama juga.. semoga Allah panjangkan jodoh kami hingga ke akhir hayat.. aminn

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