Today is February 29, 2016. February 29??? February only has 28 days, right? Not always. Most years that can be evenly divided by 4 are Leap Years. Also presidential election years in the United States. How much time does the earth requires to orbit the sun? It is exactly 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds. So, to keep the seasons and months together, an extra day is added every 4 years. Almost. On century years, the ones that end with 00, there is a leap year only if the year can be evenly divided by 400. This can get confusing. But all that means that today, February 29 is a special day. Some stores will even have special Leap Year sales. And, if you were born on February 29, you only have your real birthday once every 4 years. So, Pizza Hut says that if that is you and you can prove your birthday is February 29, you will receive a free one topping personal pan pizza today. Also, tradition says that ladies may propose marriage to a man today, on Leap Day. So, whatever you do today, make it special. This is a special day, and you will not see February 29 again for 4 more years.
I didn’t know that about the century years. How interesting. I hope you made the most of your extra day!
The math that went into figuring this whole leap year thing is incredible. Amazing how humans can be so smart sometimes and then so dumb other times. Did normal stuff on the 29th and then decided to take another week for a road trip. Hope you had an enjoyable and productive February 29. Thanks for reading and commenting
My February 29 was just another normal working day. I’m looking forward to hearing more about your road trip..