Today is Leap Day! A leap day is added to the calendar every four years to keep our calendar running smoothly. This extra day makes the year 366 days long, instead of 365 days like regular years. It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days to circle around the sun. Without an extra day on February 29th, we would lose almost six hours every year. Sounds kinda weird to think about!
Another Leap Year idea is the movie Leap Year with Amy Adams. It's about a well-known tradition when women propose to their boyfriends, instead of the other way around. Cute cute movie.
One last thing, could you imagine being born today? You would only get to celebrate your birthday on the actual day every four years! Crazy!
Happy Leap Year everyone!