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LEAP YEAR

A GIRL CAN ASK A GUY TO MARRY HER IF IT IS LEAP YEAR.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA FALLS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage During leap year

Date learned: 00001950S

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MARRIAGE CUSTOM

IT IS TRADITION THAT DURING LEAP YEAR IT IS THE RIGHT OF THE WOMAN
TO PROPOSE MARRIAGE RATHER THAN THE MAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage During leap year

Date learned: 01-30-1971

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CUSTOM--MARRIAGE

DURING LEAP YEAR THE GIRLS ARE SUPPOSED TO CHASE THE BOYS AND
FEBRUARY 29 IS THE DAY TO PROPOSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage During leap year

Date learned: 03-05-1968

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CUSTOM

IF A GIRL PROPOSES TO A GUY DURING LEAP YEAR AND HE REFUSES, HE
MUST GIVE THE GIRL A KISS AND A SILK GOWN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage During leap year

Date learned: 02-00-1972

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LEAP YEAR

IT IS A CUSTOM THAT A GIRL CAN PROPOSE TO A BOY ANY
TIME DURING LEAP YEAR. IF HE DOES NOT ACCEPT, HE CANNOT
ACCEPT ANY OTHER PROPOSAL DURING THE YEAR FROM ANOTHER
GIRL.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage During leap year
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Year

Date learned: 12-01-1967

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