Sunday, February 23, 2020

Very Superstitious......

Very superstitious..... writing's on the wall. 🎵

Do I have you singing yet?  If I've lost ya, just go to Youtube and search for Superstitious. 😉

Let's talk superstitions! Do you believe in them?  Don't really believe they cause actual happenings but still do them anyway?  I always knock on wood when I think I've jinxed myself by something I've said but it's not really something I worry about if I don't. This year, February has an extra day, February 29th. Marking this year as a Leap Year, which offers many traditions and superstitions for this special day/year that only occurs once every four years. 

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Have you ever watched the movie, Leap Year?  It's one of my favorites. In the story, the lead actress is going to Ireland to propose to her boyfriend on this day, which is an Irish tradition. I searched to confirm if it was true or just movie lore. It is said that even though now and days a woman proposing is not an uncommon thing but that hasn't always been the case. Long ago, there were stricter rules on this and women could only propose on February 29th. 
What is your take on this? Is it okay for a woman to propose or are you more traditional?  What about just once, every four years? 

Ready for a superstition?  According to my research, in Greece, it is considered bad luck to marry not only on that day but during that year.  In Scotland, it is said a baby born on this day will live a life of suffering. 

On a happier note, in a town called Anthony, located on the Texas/New Mexico border, they celebrate by having a four day festival. During which they hold a huge birthday party for all the leap year babies! 

So I ask again, d
o you believe in superstitions? Any good ones you would care to share? Hit the comment section below or find this post on my FB page and comment there. 

While on my research road trip, I came across this old saying, author unknown..

                                    Thirty days hath September,
                                     April, June and November;
                                     All the rest have thirty one, 
                                      Excepting February alone

                              Which hath but twenty-eight, in fine,
                                 Till leap year gives it twenty-nine. 

So why does this occur? A calendar year is 365 days but it actually takes the earth 365 + 1/4 days to complete its yearly rotation. So every four years, we have an extra day to balance everything out.  

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So what are you going to do with your extra day? Does it affect you in any way? I don't really have any plans for this day other than maybe catching up on some much needed sleep after this crazy work week.  I am ready for a vacation. Maybe I can use my extra day and plan a spa day!! 💓

It's fun to read and hear about how other countries celebrate this day. Be sure to check out the awesome #Gr8tBlogs links below for more Leap Year inspired blogs. 

Cat Michaels-Five Easy Things You Can Do With Your Extra 24 Hours on Leap Day

Rosie Russell-We're Leaping and Hopping for Leap Year 2020

Julie Gorges- How Baby Boomers Can Make Leap Year Count

Jim Milson "Happy Leap Year Day! What Will You Do With Your Extra Time?"

Carmela Dutra  -How to Take a Leap on Leap Day
Sandra Bennett-  What Will You Do With an Extra Day

Auden Johnson  How Will You Spend Your Extra Day? 

Chris Gorges A Rare Gift- Extra Time 

Julie Schooler  



  1. Nice information, Rebecca! I have never associated Leap Day with any superstitions or particular beliefs before, being unaware of any, so thanks for sharing these. It is easy to see why someone born on February 29th would destined to live a life of suffering -- they miss out on three out of four birthdays going along. Of course, they age less accordingly, perhaps. Does it work that way? I would trade three cakes for three less years any time, wouldn't you? Cheers and hoping that vacation comes along for you soon! 🤠 🐻 ❤️

    1. If it worked that way, I'm sure there would be a new tradition of trying to have your baby on the 29th instead of trying to avoid it. 😀

  2. Yes, I love that movie, Leap Day, too, Rebecca. I believe a proposal to be an equal opportunity event....whoever gets the idea first, but please don't go ask on bended knee. Wow, did not know about those superstitions. It would be tough to hold off on a wedding for an entire leap year. I can't wait to spend this Leap day outside, hauling lovely black dirt and sprucing up my new garden bed.

    1. I feel the same way about the how proposal thing. I bet your flowers will look beautiful this spring. It's supposed to only be in the teens here for the high that day, so I will be inside. lol

  3. Fun post, Rebecca.
    No, I never knew about the superstitions for Leap Day. Interesting. Our daughter-in-law proposed to our son, but not on the 29th. We didn't think a thing about her doing it. She told us she was going to do this and we were so excited. I think it's more of a common practice now days.

    Hmm, what will I do? I'll be burying my Leap Year Time Capsule container. Since that won't take long, I'm going to go through some of the other awesome bloggers suggestions and pick some of those.

    Happy Leap Year and I hope you enjoy your extra day, Rebecca.

  4. Hi Rebecca, I love that movie and have known about that superstition for many years. Not sure it is valid these days. Like you I will knock on wood for good luck, but generally I am not a superstitious person. Although I would not walk under a ladder, or purposely break a mirror. No point pushing my luck. :)

  5. That's so interesting. I love things like this. It never occurred to me that there'd be Leap Year superstitions. Now I want to do more research. May make a good story inspiration.

    1. Thanks! I love things like this as well! So glad you liked it!