Make it Worthwhile
Happy Leap Day! This day only comes once every four years, so make the most out of it. Below are some fun facts about Leap Day, as well as a Leap Year Bucket List so you can take advantage of this quadrennial (once every four years) opportunity.
Leap Year Facts:
- Leap Year occurs in every year that is divisible by 4, but only in century years that are evenly divisible by 400. Therefore, year 2100 will not be a leap year, even though year 2000 was.
- Leap Year occurs in order to keep the Gregorian calendar synchronized since the earth takes approximately 365 ¼ days to fully orbit the sun (1 solar year).
- An 80-year old person born on February 29, will today be celebrating their 20th
- In the U.S., Leap Years also coincide with election years.
- The chance of being born on Leap Day is about 1 in 1,461.
- In some cultures, it is tradition for women to propose to men during a leap year.
- A person born on February 29th can be called a ‘leapling’ or a ‘leaper’.
Leap Year Bucket List
This year, you have an entire 24 hours more than you had last year – make sure to do something meaningful with it! Here’s a list of ideas for how to make it worthwhile.
- Throw a party.
- Place letters or sentimental items in a “time capsule” for you to open next leap year.
- Visit a friend you haven’t seen in a while.
- Take a day trip to The Golden Roll: Martins Visitor Center!
- Help out or volunteer.
- Have a cook-a-thon: try some new recipes here.
- Catch up on some task you’re behind on.
- Spend a day at your local aquarium.
- Take the opportunity to do some cleaning up around the house.
- Visit a national landmark.
What will you do with your extra 24 hours? Head to our social media sites and let us know!
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