February 29

Today is a day that only comes once every four years. February 29, is an extra day that is added to the calendar. This day comes with some interesting traditions that are still known today. Some of these traditions are funny, while some are thought as crazy. Then there are superstitions that are still around on this special day. Here are some facts about this day

  • 1918 Spurgin Political Glamour Mutoscope Fashion Harem Leap Year Beauty Question: A woman can propose to man on February 29. If a man refuses then he can be fined. In fact in Denmark if a man says no he has to buy her twelve pairs of gloves. Meanwhile, if a man says no in Finland he has to buy her twelve skirts.
  • In Greece it is considered unlucky to get married during a Leap Year.
  • In Italy and Russia, a Leap Year is not exactly celebrated. In Italy it is said to be a bad year. While in Russia, they claim Leap Years are associated with bad weather and a higher risk of dying.
  • Hoppy Leap Day 2012: In Taiwan it is believed that parents are more likely to die.
  • In Scotland, Leap Years are considered to be bad for livestock.
  • A whole leap month is added to the Chinese calendar every three years.
  • ~Leap Day~February 29, 2012 next one is February 29, 2016     Leap Day is every four years....almost. It's every four years except years ending with "00" that are not divisible by 400. The year in which this occurs, is called a Leap Year.: People born on February 29 are called ‘leaplings’. They celebrate their birthdays on either February 28 or March 1. In some countries, it is March 1 by law.
  • There is a club for people born on February 29.
  • The Leap Year Capitol of the World is said to be the city of Anthony, which sits on the border of Texas and New Mexico. They hold a huge Leap Year celebration that lasts four days.
  • Today is known as Rare Disease Day. There are about 7000 diseases that are considered rare.
  • Modern Olympics are always held on a Leap Year.
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