February 29th is upon us tomorrow. As I’m sure you’re all aware, the extra day is needed every 4 years in order to keep the human calendar in sync with the earth’s orbit around the sun. Earth’s orbit around the sun actually takes approximately 365.25 days – meaning every 4 years, we need to add in an extra day to keep it in sync.
Without the extra day, the calendar would continue to get off sync by 1 day every 4 years. If this continued, over time, it could lead to “February” being a summer month!
The first Leap Day was added by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C.
For me, it’s always fun and easy to remember that Leap Year also brings the U.S. Presidential Election, and the Summer Olympics! The extra day does throw a little bit of a wrench in remembering days of holidays, however. I know I typically can figure out the day a holiday will be, based on what it was last year. For example, my birthday in 2019 was on a Thursday. By normal calculations, at first thought I would presume my birthday would be on a Friday this year. But with the addition of the Leap Day, my birthday is now on a Saturday.
Other Notable Holidays this year are:
- Independence Day, Saturday, July 4th
- Halloween, Saturday, October 31st
- Christmas, Friday, December 25th
While there are no formal celebrations for Leap Day, we at MSC couldn’t let the occasion go by unannounced. We’re excited to celebrate Leap Year with 29% our entire Lizard Collection! The sale runs through Leap Day, February 29th, 2020. As always, we offer free shipping! Check out the specials on our website, MSC Online.
We hope everyone enjoys the extra day of 2020!
Senior Graphic Designer