Leap Year - Did You Know.....

This month we will have 29 days in February.

Do you know how leap year came about? It was the ancient Egyptians who discovered that the solar year and the calendar year didn’t match up. It takes a little longer for the Earth to travel around the sun (365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds). As a result, once every 4 years February gets an extra day to help keep us in sync with mother nature.

Those people born on February 29th usually celebrate their birthdays the day before or the day after.

Those born on leap day are known as “leapling”.

As a result of 2020 being leap year, Valentine’s day, Christmas and New Year’s Day will be on a Friday. Awesome thing about the latter two holidays is we get a 3-day weekend!!!