Sadie Hawkins was "the homeliest gal in the hills" who grew tired of waiting for the fellows to come a courtin'. Her father, Hekzebiah Hawkins, a prominent resident of Dogpatch, was even more worried about Sadie living at home for the rest of his life, so he decreed the first annual Sadie Hawkins Day, a foot race in which the unmarried gals pursued the town's bachelors, with matrimony the consequence.
By the late 1930's the event had swept the nation and had a life of its own. Life magazine reported over 200 colleges holding Sadie Hawkins Day events in 1939, only two years after its inception. It became a woman empowering rite at high schools and college campuses, long before the modern feminist movement gained prominence.
The date for Leap Year Day is February 29. Leap Year Day has been around since 45 B.C.Forty-Five B.C.! February 29 has always had the name Leap Year Day. From day one of it's existence. Leap Year Day was added to the calendar to keep the calendar in line with the seasons. It represents balance and harmony between the seasons and our method of time-keeping.
The only similarity between the two is that the woman is allowed to do the asking. Well,that's not a good enough reason for them to merge onto one date. They are separate. For your inquiring minds!!!!