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Celebrations! Have something to celebrate? Post about birthdays, anniversaries, or milestone occasions.

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Old 02-29-2016, 07:35 AM
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Happy Leap Year Day!



According to an old Irish legend, or possibly history,
St Brigid struck a deal with St Patrick
to allow women to propose to men
and not just the other way around every four years.

This is believed to have been introduced to balance
the traditional roles of men and women
in a similar way to how leap day balances the calendar.

So, keep an eye on your female budgies --
they may be proposing to their sweethearts today!




Does anyone on the forum have a birthday today?




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Old 02-29-2016, 08:04 AM
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...funny stuff....my hens do any proposing that I find out about, and they will find themselves
caged alone....no egg's.........
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Happy Leap Year Day!!
I didn't know of the legend pertaining to this day, thanks for sharing it with us!

I only know of one very special little birdie to have hatched on Leap Day, more precisely on February 29th, 2012.
He is the first chick I had from my now departed Tito and Mona.
His name is Pepito and he lives happily with his family and younger brother Berlin. He has his mother's colours and his father's personality and charm.
This is baby Pepito


Young Pepito on the left with little brothers from the second clutch Berlin and my Tito Junior (these latest two are also on my avatar).


This would be Pepito's 1st official hatchday, even though he is now 4 years old.
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happy leap year day.thanks for the information on this particular day.didn't know about that until now .lol watch out male birds ,female birds come with a wedding ring and long term family commitment.
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Awww, little Pepito is adorable.
Happy official Hatchday sweet Pepito!!
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Happy Leap Year Day!

@ Deb: Thanks for sharing the information with us!

@ Ana: Happy Hatchday.sweet Pepito!
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That's a really interesting tale, Deb!

Also, happy hatchday, little Pepito! What a darling

Happy (belated) leap day!
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Thanks, Deb - and Happy Hatchday, you sweet little Pepito, you!
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