Leap Day


Every four years, the month of February pulls out a secret day, February 29th, adding a bonus day to the year. Leap Day is February 29th, and since it's not a normal day we usually get to have, everyone needs to make the most of it! One of the biggest traditions on Leap Day is called Bachelor's Day, where a woman proposes to a man instead of the other way around. If the man refuses, he has to buy the lady 12 pairs of gloves to hide her embarrassment around not having an engagement ring to wear.

In the spirit of proposing new traditions, I think this extra-special day should be viewed as precious. Do something extraordinary for someone else. Do something uniquely personal to you. Take the day as your chance to do whatever it is you've put off...


So, why does this extra day exist? Well, we all know there are 365 days in a year, right? Well, actually there is 365 days, and 6 hours in a year! So, every 4 years, we accumulate an extra 24 hours that has to go somewhere... The Ancient Romans had some complicated way of dealing with it, which accounted for the leap day in February, but it wasn't until the Roman numbering system was replaced by sequential numbers in the late Middle Ages that February 29th was born.


Nothing is really required, as time is a river that can not be stopped!


Wake up. Do something extraordinary!