I keep forgetting that it’s a “leap year” and we have that extra day here in the month to get some extra tasks accomplished. I don’t know if it was by design, but many major events are aligned with leap years like 2016.
The UEFA European Football Championship, Summer Olympic Games, United States Presidential Election and Winter Olympic Games (up until 1992) are all held on leap years. While there is no definitive reason why these events happen to only take place during leap years and it may be solely due to coincidence, they all help to make leap years particularly special.
Another interesting fact about leap year: Women Can Propose to a Man on February 29th!
I believe that this “rule” doesn’t apply much to us today, but since the 19th century, tradition has stated that women have the right to propose to a man on February 29th. In times where gender roles were more concrete than today, this was considered a very unique and bold thing to do. The practice dates all the way back to 1288 where the tradition was first observed in Scotland. In recent years, the tradition has become more playful with the concept of the Sadie Hawkings Dance, where young girls ask boys to accompany them to the event.
When asked how many days in a year, the common answer is 365 days, but in actuality the Earth actually takes more than 365 days to complete a rotation; it takes about 365.2422 days. This translates to every year actually being a year and one quarter days. To account for this problem, every four years an additional day is added to the calendar. In the traditional Gregorian calendar adopted by a the United States and many other areas of the world, this day comes in the form of February 29. Years containing this extra calendar day are known as leap years. Since they only happen once every four years, people have long associate leap years with special traditions and customs. Have a friend or loved one that was born on 2/29? That’s an interesting one indeed!
Well, here at Mission Repair, we are celebrating this long month with a couple of “Deals of the Month”. We have special pricing on the iPad with Retina Glass Replacements that need no coupon…but must be ordered by 2/29/16 to receive this awesome deal. have questions? Give us a call 844-459-0105.
Take care, Ryan
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