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Happy Leap Day!

Happy Leap Day 2012!

As this fun holiday only comes (mostly) once every four years, enjoy the day, be inspired by it’s name and leap into 2012 with enthusiasm, joy and anticipation for greater things to come!


Fun Facts You May Not Know About Leap Years:

  • A normal year contains 365 days; leap years contain 366 days.
  • Today is actually a holiday in Ireland where women are traditionally expected to propose to a man. If the man turns them down, he is expected to give them cash or clothing though, so it may be nice to propose to someone just in order to get some loot! (Just kidding 😉
  • Hindu & Hebrew calendars include full Leap Months.
  • The earth’s rotation takes a whopping 365.25 days so an extra day is added to the calendar every 4 years in order to account for the extra quarter of a day that adds up to 1 day over the span of 4 years. This keeps our seasonal calendar on track.
  • Chinese calendars have leap years, but theirs feature one leap year every 3 years as opposed to every 4.
  • Those born on February 29th can celebrate their birthday on basically any day they want (though usually default on Feb. 28 or Mar. 1) since it technically only comes once every four years! Talk about aging slower than the rest of us!
  • The rapper Ja Rule was born on a leap year on Feb. 29th.
  • Julius Caesar introduced the Leap Year to the Romans 2,000 years ago.

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