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  • The first Leap Year was established by Julius Caeser, in 46 BC.
  • A year is the time it takes the Earth to fully circumnavigate the sun, which is approximately 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 47 seconds. Every four years we add an extra day to the month of February, the month with the fewest days, to keep our calendars on track.
  • The chances of being born on a leap year is one in 1,461.
  • If the year can be divided by four it is a leap year, but if it can be evenly divided by 100 or by 400 then it is not.
  • Those born on a leap year are invited to join the Honour Society for Leap Year Babies, which currently has 11,000 members.
  • If we didn’t have Leap Years the seasons would shift around the calendar, and in 750 years’ time June would find itself in the middle of winter.
  • Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on February 29.
  • Amethyst is the birthstone for this month.
  • The Summer Olympic Games are always held in a leap year.
  • US presidential elections are held every four years, in a leap year.
  • Women use leap years to propose to their partners.
  • In Greece couples often avoid getting married in a leap year, believing it to be bad luck.
  • People feel they are working for free on a leap year and want it to become a public holiday.
  • February 29 also marks Rare Disease Day.
  • Leap years are also known as intercalary or bissextile years.
  • and most importantly, revsstore.com offer a 10% discount every Leap Year!