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Leap Year Fun Facts!

This year is a leap year

We get an extra day in February!!! I have always found the concept of the leap year fascinating. I won’t delve into the scientific side of things as it hurts my brain, but here are some fun and fascinating facts about this day/year. 

-to be a leap year, the year must be divisive of 4 

-If we didn’t have a leap year, our seasons would eventually be out of sync.

-there is a leap-year cocktail https://www.seriouseats.com/leap-year-cocktail-recipe

People born on 29th February are called ‘leaplings’ or ‘leapers’ (reword)

According to tradition, it’s a day when a woman can propose to men 

Started with Julius Cesar in 46BC, but the math wasn’t mathing until Pope Gregory XIII tweaked it 1500 years later 

-it is not legally recognized as a day 

-4 million people are leap-day babies; are you one of them? 

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A well-seasoned Space Force Spouse and mom of two who loves to travel, read, and workout!