Enjoy that extra 24 hours that comes along once every four years.
To match up our calendar accurately, we need to add a day every four years. This day is called Leap Day, and always falls on February 29.
Earth’s Revolution Around the Sun
If you’re one of the 4 million leap day babies in this world, party hearty. Your next birthday won’t come until 2024.
1 in 1,461
That’s the odds of being born on February 29.
Yup that’s your sign, you “apt-to-go-your-own-way, fiercely independent, always optimistic spirits” you!
Irish tradition says today is the day that women take the bull by the horns and pop the big question.
For centuries, some people have believed that leap years are not so lucky.
Well maybe for some…
Salem Witchcraft Trials
Battle of Little Big Horn 1876
Sinking of the Titanic
Four More Years?
In the U.S., leap years generally coincide with presidential elections.
A Leap Year Libation
In 1928, Harry Craddock had the bar all abuzz at London’s Savoy Hotel with his Leap Day Cocktail. Here’s Craddock’s concoction:
1 dash lemon juice
- 2/3 gin
- 1/6 Grand Marnier
- 1/6 sweet vermouth
Shake, serve, garnish with a lemon peel, and enjoy the flood of bittersweet flavors.
Look Before You Leap
If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, do the smart thing. Discuss your situation with a lawyer you can trust.