|Propose for some diamonds?!|
If a man refused the proposal, then the woman needed compensating - Queen Margaret of Scotland required that the man pay a fine - which could range from a kiss to a silk gown! In the 18th Century if a woman was to propose she was to wear a scarlet petticoat - this may provide enough warning to the young man that he could disappear from view and avoid the silk gown fine!!
|If he says no demand a silk dress!|
In Denmark, the refusal must be compensated with a pair of gloves, given to the asker within 12 days.
As where Finland we're back to clothes again, but just the fabric to make a skirt!!
In Greece however, it's considered unlucky to propose or be married on this day.