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Happy Leap Day!

Friday, February 29, 2008 - 09:00 AM

Are we living on borrowed time today? Should we celebrate having an extra day in 2008? One tradition apparently marked Leap Day as a time for women to propose to men (and no, February 29th is not Sadie Hawkins Day). I for one would love to start a tradition of writing yourself a letter every February 29th, not to be opened until the following Leap Year. And I thoroughly support the idea of wishing one another a 'Happy Bissextile Day.' Not to mention listening to Time and Beyond Time. And if you still have some extra time on your hands, check out this website on calendars.

Do you have a Leap Day tradition? If you could start one, what would it be?


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Comments [4]


My new wife and I will celebrate our leap-day anniversary every four years. I thought this meant I'd be free of obligation for three years. Not the case. Just means I have to remember to scale it up every four years (DJ, clowns, monster trucks, etc..)

Mar. 14 2008 02:32 PM

had a leap year party. lots of wine artists, games, tricks, treats and leap year haikus-5-7-5. everyone created something for this ephemeral day.

Mar. 04 2008 01:50 PM
Daniel C.

What if we froze the economy for one day every four years? No one bought anything, no one sold anything. No one went to work, cashed a money exchanged whatsoever. Would our economy collapse?

Mar. 01 2008 01:17 AM
Peter Meng

I received a Leap Day email that contained the following suggestion.

Today is Leap Day.

In celebration I am asking everyone to stop whatever they are doing this evening at 8:00 PM (in whatever time zone you happen to be in) and leap up (JUMP!) and then continue about your business.

There is no reason to do this except fun and exercise. Pass this on to your friends because they may want to do it with you. Nothing will happen to you if you don't do it. But something may happen to you if you do ... ;-)


Leapin' Pete

Feb. 29 2008 10:10 AM

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