How many times have you thought “if only I had an extra hour in the day”? Well, this year you have an extra day in your year. An extra 24 hours – today and today only.
About every four years, we have a February 29th and the year gets one day longer. The Egyptians were the first to come up with the idea of adding an extra day every four years to keep the calendar in sync with the solar year. Eventually, the Romans adopted this same idea and became the first to assign February 29th as leap day.
The length of the solar year, unfortunately, is actually less than 365¼ days(by 11 minutes) and to fix this problem, the leap year is skipped three times every four hundred years.
How will you use your extra day this year? Are you thinking about trying something new? Spending the day differently than you spend all others? Accomplish something you’ve always wanted to do? We want to hear about it!