Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day!!!

Image via Long Island Press

Today February 29th, is Leap Day!!! It's an extra day to the month of February and to our 365 day calendar year making it a Leap Year. This day only comes around every 4 years so it's definitely a special day but what is it really all about and how to did it come about? There are facts, superstitions, traditions and trivia surrounding this day so let's break it down...

  • Leap years are needed to keep the Earth's rotation around the sun aligned
  • An extra day is added to the year making it a Leap Year with 366 days
  • Julius Caesar invented Leap years during the Roman Empire over 2000 years ago
  • Women are allowed to propose to men according to an old Irish legend and they must say YES!
  • Babies born on this day join The Honor society of Leap Year Day Babies
  • Scotland considers it bad luck to be born on this day just like being born on Friday the 13th
  • Famous people born on Leap Day are rapper Ja Rule and actor Antonio Sabato Jr.
  • Disneyland is open 24 hours on this day to enjoy a full day at the park
  • Leap Year, the movie is a romantic comedy about the traditions & superstitions of this day 

 (Leap Year information provided by Time and Date)

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