Well here we are; Leap Day. Yep, the extra day put into February every 4 years to make up for the fact that it takes the earth 365.242 days to rotate around the Sun to make up one year.
So, instead of confusing everyone and have a quarter day a year we just add one full day every 4.
So why Februrary?! Well it is the shortest month with 28 days. Although i’d much rather a June 31st! ;p
Anyway with the extra day, A lot of people think it should be a holiday. In some cases people who work on a yearly salary don’t get paid to work this day. (check with your company, everyone is different) Well there is a petition with change.org to get this Feb 29th as an actual day off. Right now it is targeting the states but apparently the people behind this petition is aiming at all of North America. To sign this petition click here!
There are some fun facts regarding the leap day. Like its not necessarily every 4 years…see the .242 days in the first line…since its not an accurate quarter that time has to be made up. Check out the story included below to find out why. Oh, and guys if your girlfriend asks you to marry them today…that’s a leap day “thing” aswell.