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Happy Birthday To All of You Leap Day Babies!

Friday, February 29th, 2008

So it only comes every four years and today’s the day. Happy Birthday to all you Leap Day babies!!

So let’s start out by saying it correctly… Someone born on February 29 was born on Leap Day,or Leap Year Day. They were NOT born ON Leap Year.

So what is Leap Year?
A Leap Year is a year containing one or more extra days in order to keep the calendar year synchronized with the  seasonal year. Seasons do not repeat at an exact number of full days, so a calendar which had the same number of days in each year would over time drift and not stay on track. So by occasionally inserting an additional day into the year, the drift can be corrected. Viola!

So why are Leap Day babies special?
It’s rare to be born on Leap Day. The odds are about 1 in 1461. That works out to 684 per million people are leap day babies.  And only  20,000 people in the USA are leap day babies.

When do Leap Day babies celebrate their birthday since it only comes every four years?
In Leap Years, they celebrate ON February 29th.In off years, they can celebrate on February 28th or some choose March 1st. The government accepts either date as valid. It’s up to them to decide.

So who celebrates a Leap Day birthday?
Here’s a few famous folks that celebrate today and one extra special one…
Ja Rule- Rapper
Tony Robbins-Motivational speaker
Antonio Sabato Jr.- Actor
and my dad!!
Happy Birthday Dad!!

P.S.
Did you know that Leap Day babies have they’re own club. It’s called the Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies. So if today is your birthday then you are eligible to join, click here.