Interestingly enough, and undeniably so, Leap Day has some weird quirks about it. It only comes once every four years (a complete solar year takes 365 days plus 6 hours), in any year divisible by 4 and 400, but not 100 (sucks to be you, centennial years). And tradition has it that women do the marriage proposals on Leap Day.
Since it's 2016, McGillin's Olde Ale House is celebrating the February 29 holiday by giving away five
golden tickets $100 gift cards to the first five women that publicly propose to their significant others at the Drury Street stalwart. There are two rules:
- You must call ahead: 215-735-5562
- It must be a public proposal.
And finding five women to do the betrothing shouldn't be too hard considering more people have met, gotten engaged, and even married at McGillin's than any other place in Philadelphia.