It's A Leap Year – Here Are 13 Traditions You Might Not Know About

    How will you be marking the extra day?

    1. 'Reverse' proposals in Britain and Ireland.

    2. Expensive refusals in Scotland...

    3. And Denmark...

    4. And Finland.

    5. Red petticoats in Scotland.

    6. Bad luck in Greece, Scotland and Germany.

    7. A four-day long festival for 'leaplings' in the United States.

    8. St Oswald's Day in England.

    9. Whale births in Italy.

    10. Pig trotter noodles in Taiwan.

    11. Tree planting in Germany.

    12. Leap year cocktails in London.

    13. A newspaper in France.