It's here! Today, February 29th, 2024, marks the special occasion of Leap Day.

Balancing act: Leap Day exists to keep our calendar aligned with Earth's revolution around the Sun.

Not quite a year: Earth takes roughly 365.25 days to orbit the Sun, not exactly 365.

Leap year catch-up: Every four years, we add an extra day in February to make up for that 0.25-day difference.

Next leap: Mark your calendars! The next Leap Day won't be until February 29th, 2028.

Leap year babies: People born on February 29th are called leapsters and celebrate their birthdays only every four years.

Flipping the script: In Ireland, Leap Day is traditionally a day when women can propose marriage to men!

Leap year celebrations: Many cultures have unique traditions around Leap Day, from special meals to festivals.

Leap year superstitions: Some cultures associate Leap Day with bad luck, though these beliefs aren't based on scientific evidence

Leap year adjustments: Leap years can impact legal contracts, financial calculations, and even voting deadlines, requiring careful consideration.

Leap year humor: Puns and jokes about Leap Day are a common way to celebrate this unique day.

Leap year business: Businesses like birthday-themed services might see a slight dip in activity in leap years.

Leap year inspiration: The extra day can be a fun reminder to leap outside your comfort zone and try something new.

Global phenomenon: Leap Day is celebrated (or acknowledged) around the world, uniting diverse cultures in a shared experience.