Finnish Ladies Are Proposing Today
Leap Day is a traditional chance for women to propose
Every few years, make that four to be exact, the women of Finland and Ireland are urged to pop the question to their beloved. Why? Simply for good luck — and without this good luck the marriage might be doomed. In Greece it's the exact opposite: If you get engaged on leap day, you're doomed. Tough odds, right?
In Finland, though, ladies are lining up to propose, so much so that Finland's finest convenience stores have created a "romance kit." This package will make a DIY proposal not only easy to pull off, but a little bit of a party post the "Yes!" response (we hope).
Fenland Citizen reports that the box will include a bottle of plonk (cheap, non-alcoholic wine), flutes for sipping, eight packs of confetti, and two his-and-hers passport holders, if you just can't wait to honeymoon.
If this were The Daily Meal's proposal kit, we'd toss in a Ring Pop for the "Big Q," Moet, red cups (for an obvious flip-cup celebration), sunblock, and a party-sized Nutella, just because Nutella equals happiness.