Wednesday, February 29, 2012
February 29, 2012 ... Leap Day!
It only comes around once every four years as an adjustment to our calendars. So what's so special about Leap Day?
A long-time tradition, perhaps Irish in origin, was that February 29th was the only time a woman could propose to a man. In the 1930s it became known as Sadie Hawkins Day when the girls could ask the boys out and, in schools throughout the nation, there were Sadie Hawkins Day dances that operated on that premise.
For those with birthdays on February 29th, it's a chance to celebrate on the actual day. Leap Day babies, known as "leaplings" or "leapers," often have fun with their birth age.
For all it's a day that doesn't come around very often. This year it's on a Wednesday but on years when it falls on the weekend, some celebrate with parties and other special occasions.
Leap Day 2012 ... enjoy!