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When is Leap Day in 2028?

Leap Day in 2028 is on the Tuesday, 29th of Feb (2/29/2028).

Leap Day is on the 60st day of 2028. There are 306 days left in the year.

Leap Day Facts

  • Date: Feb 29, 2028
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  • Celebrations: Celebrations occur after four years, and marked with plenty of traditions
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Leap Years are special. They only happen after four years. The leap years have 366 days, and the extra one is called the leap day.

What is the history of a leap Day?

Leap years were came to effect 2000 years ago. They were introduced by the Roman general Julius Ceaser with the help of the Egyptians. Ceaser had been in Egypt for some time, and he was assured that the Egyptian solar calendar was very powerful. The calendar had an occasional intercalary month inserted when astronomers observed certain conditions in the stars. Ceaser modified the calendar by adding an extra day every fourth year instead of relying on stars. In 45 BCE, his Julian calendar was implemented, and a leap day was added after every four years. At that time, February was the last calendar month, and the leap day was February 24. The Julian Calendar was a bit off, and there were complaints of having too many leap years. In 1582 the Gregorian calendar was introduced, and the bissextile formula was adopted for a more precise calculation of the leap years.

When is Leap Day?

The leap day occurs on February 29. Standard years have 28 days in February, but an extra day is added in the leap years. Leap years are usually divisible by 400.

Why is a leap year necessary?

For 365 and ¼ days, planet earth goes around the sun. An extra day after four years helps in maintaining the consistency of this rotation. Leap days are crucial as they align our calendars to the Earth’s revolutions around the sun. Without a leap day, after every four years, we would lose about six hours every year.

Things to do on Leap day

Leap Day celebrations occur after four years, and they are marked with plenty of traditions. According to an Irish legend, women can propose to their men on this day. If you have been eyeing a ring in your finger, reverse the roles and pop the question.

As a man, you better make sure that you accept the proposal. Otherwise, a legend dictates that you buy your lady 12 pairs of gloves to hide the embarrassing engagement finger.

If you were born on a leap day, then you are a leapling. Enjoy this day as your birthdate will not be coming again until after four years. Invite friends, have fun and make an effort to live a mark on your special day.

Leap Day Observances

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List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United States in 2024

MondayMonJan 01, 2024Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 15, 2024Jan 15M L King Day
MondayMonFeb 19, 2024Feb 19Presidents' Day
FridayFriMar 29, 2024Mar 29Good Friday
SundaySunMar 31, 2024Mar 31Easter Sunday
MondayMonMay 27, 2024May 27Memorial Day
WednesdayWedJun 19, 2024Jun 19Juneteenth
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2024Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 02, 2024Sep 02Labor Day
MondayMonOct 14, 2024Oct 14Columbus Day
MondayMonNov 11, 2024Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 28, 2024Nov 28Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2024Dec 25Christmas

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2024

FridayFriJan 12, 2024Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
FridayFriJan 19, 2024Jan 19National Popcorn Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02National Wear Red Day
WednesdayWedFeb 07, 2024Feb 07National Signing Day
FridayFriFeb 09, 2024Feb 09National Pizza Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2024Feb 14Valentine's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 15, 2024Feb 15National Bagel Day
SundaySunFeb 18, 2024Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
ThursdayThuFeb 22, 2024Feb 22National Margarita Day
ThursdayThuFeb 29, 2024Feb 29Leap Day
FridayFriMar 01, 2024Mar 01National Employee Appreciation Day
ThursdayThuMar 07, 2024Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 10, 2024Mar 10Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 11, 2024Mar 11National Napping Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Walkout Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Pi Day
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2024Mar 20National Proposal Day
SaturdaySatMar 23, 2024Mar 23National Puppy Day
SaturdaySatMar 30, 2024Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 03, 2024Apr 03National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 04, 2024Apr 04National Burrito Day
SundaySunApr 07, 2024Apr 07National Beer Day
ThursdayThuApr 11, 2024Apr 11National Pet Day
FridayFriApr 12, 2024Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 02, 2024May 02National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 12, 2024May 12Mother's Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Towel Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 07, 2024Jun 07National Donut Day
SaturdaySatJun 08, 2024Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2024Jun 16Father's Day
FridayFriJun 21, 2024Jun 21National Selfie Day
SaturdaySatJun 22, 2024Jun 22National Kissing Day
SaturdaySatJul 13, 2024Jul 13National French Fry Day
SundaySunJul 14, 2024Jul 14National Nude Day
WednesdayWedJul 17, 2024Jul 17National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 21, 2024Jul 21National Ice Cream Day
TuesdayTueJul 23, 2024Jul 23Amazon Prime Day
WednesdayWedJul 24, 2024Jul 24National Tequila Day
MondayMonJul 29, 2024Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
ThursdayThuAug 01, 2024Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 04, 2024Aug 04National Sister Day
WednesdayWedSep 18, 2024Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
ThursdayThuOct 03, 2024Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Vodka Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Taco Day
WednesdayWedOct 09, 2024Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 19, 2024Oct 19Sweetest Day
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2024Oct 29National Cat Day
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2024Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 03, 2024Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 29, 2024Nov 29Black Friday
MondayMonDec 02, 2024Dec 02Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 07, 2024Dec 07Candle Day
MondayMonDec 09, 2024Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 20, 2024Dec 20National Ugly Sweater day