Celebrating Leap Year 2020

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

Every four years, February has an extra day known as Leap Year. Perhaps you’re considering how to uniquely celebrate February 29, 2020. I’ve found interesting and humorous information about Leap Year and wanted to share a few of those along with some party ideas.

Facts and Fun
  • Looking for the How and Why of Leap Year? Take a look at what the Farmer’s Almanac has to say. We don’t have to be a geek to want to know how a leap year is determined. There’s even a formula easy enough for all of us.
  • Ladies, if that special guy keeps dragging his feet, this is the year you can propose.
  • Presidential Elections are in Leap Year
  • Leap Year 2020 falls on a Saturday. Party time!
  • “In 1582 Pope Gregory found there had been ten superfluous leap years and took ten days out of the calendar and reduced the future number of leap years. In 1752 the English adopted the system, allowing eleven days for error, as it had been constantly increasing. This is a very simple matter, but it has puzzled old heads.”  Charles W. Felt, 1902
Famous People Born in Leap Year

There are approximately 5 million “leaplings” in the world. That’s rare! Are you wondering what famous people share a February 29 birthday?

Movies to Celebrate the Day

Leap Year – a 2010 movie starring Matthew Goode and Amy Adams is one of my favorites. It even has a Pinterest Board. Bring out the green popcorn!

Party Ideas
Quotes that Leap

“Every leap year I like to jump. It’s a good way to get my daily exercise in every four years.” — Jarod Kintz

“Happy Leap Day. A day where ‘this time last year’ and ‘this time next year’ does not apply.” — Anonymous

Pinterest has a board filled with Leap Year and Leaping Quotes.

I intend to watch the movie “Leap Year” on February 29. How do you plan to enjoy the day?