Tuesday 27 September 2016

Legend has it that St Bridget of Kildare is said to have complained to St Patrick in the 5th Century that women had to wait too long for their suitors to propose. St Patrick then supposedly gave women the last day of the shortest month in a leap year to pop the question... although the custom did not become commonplace until the 19th Century.

Published 25/02/2016 | 02:30

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Legend has it that St Bridget of Kildare is said to have complained to St Patrick in the 5th Century that women had to wait too long for their suitors to propose. St Patrick then supposedly gave women the last day of the shortest month in a leap year to pop the question... although the custom did not become commonplace until the 19th Century.

Irish Independent

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