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Happy Leap Year!  Is that what we’re suppose to say today?   I’ve always had a general understanding of why we have leap years…but I thought I’d dig up some more facts…and here they are!

Every year January 1st and December 31st fall on the same day of the week unless it’s a Leap Year. In that case, the days fall on different days of the week.

  • Leap Years are essential to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth’s revolutions around the Sun. It takes the Earth a little longer than a year to travel around the Sun — 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds, to be exact. We would lose 6 hours from our calendar if we didn’t have a leap year.
  • According to astrologers, those born under the sign of Pisces on February 29 have unusual talents and personalities reflecting their special status.
  • Our calendar would be off by 24 days if we didn’t have a Leap Year for 100 years.
  • There are about 187,000 people in the US and 4 million people in the world who were born on Leap Day.
  • The chances of being born on a Leap Year are 1 in 1,461.
  • People born on Leap Day are called “leaplings.”
  • The most children born on a leap year by one family was the Henriksen family in Norway whose 3 children were born on three consecutive leap days in 1960, 1964 and 1968.
  • Sadie Hawkins Day, the day when woman are encouraged to ask men out, is celebrated on February 29th.
  • In 2012, 56 countries are recognizing “Rare Disease Day” on Leap Day in order to call attention to needed research for diseases that have no known cure.
  • Facebook does not recognize Leap Day birthdays during non leap years.
  • People born on February 29th are all invited to join The Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies.

Leap Day Facts Sources: timeanddate.com, leapyearday.com, hisdates.com

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