Quite frankly, the why of it doesn't interest me nearly as much as the superstitions surrounding it. For example, Leap Day is the only acceptable time for a British woman to propose to a man, while some Greek couples won't marry during a Leap Year because it's supposed to bring bad luck to a marriage. Guess when the first arrest warrants for the Salem Witch trials were issued? That's correct; February 29.
What about all those babies born on a Leap Day? Well, leaplings or leapers, as they are called, usually celebrate their birthdays on other days. However, they technically only "age" once every four years. How cool is that?
While I'd like to say I did something totally awesome today, I can't. It was a typical Monday for me. Oh, wait. I did do something awesome; I lived. And that in itself is pretty dad-gum amazing!
How did you spend your Leap Day? Let me know in the comments!
Until the next post . . . keep smiling!
"All About Leap Day." History.com. A&E Television Networks. Web. 29 Feb. 2016.