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.
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