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When is Leap Day in 2024?

Leap Day in 2024 is on the Thursday, 29th of Feb (2/29/2024).

Leap Day is on the 60st day of 2024. There are 306 days left in the year.

Leap Day Facts

  • Date: Feb 29, 2024
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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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MondayMonJan 02, 2023Jan 02New Year's Day Holiday
MondayMonJan 16, 2023Jan 16M L King Day
MondayMonFeb 20, 2023Feb 20Presidents' Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07Good Friday
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MondayMonJun 19, 2023Jun 19Juneteenth
TuesdayTueJul 04, 2023Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 04, 2023Sep 04Labor Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Columbus Day
SaturdaySatNov 11, 2023Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 23, 2023Nov 23Thanksgiving Day
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WednesdayWedFeb 01, 2023Feb 01National Signing Day
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FridayFriFeb 03, 2023Feb 03National Wear Red Day
ThursdayThuFeb 09, 2023Feb 09National Pizza Day
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TuesdayTueFeb 14, 2023Feb 14Valentine's Day
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SaturdaySatFeb 18, 2023Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
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WednesdayWedFeb 22, 2023Feb 22National Margarita Day
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TuesdayTueMar 07, 2023Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 12, 2023Mar 12Daylight savings
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TuesdayTueMar 14, 2023Mar 14National Walkout Day
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MondayMonMar 20, 2023Mar 20National Proposal Day
ThursdayThuMar 23, 2023Mar 23National Puppy Day
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WednesdayWedApr 05, 2023Apr 05National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 06, 2023Apr 06National Burrito Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07National Beer Day
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WednesdayWedApr 12, 2023Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
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FridayFriJul 14, 2023Jul 14National Nude Day
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