Friday, February 29, 2008

Leap Year Trivia

Here are the vital facts you can't do without on February 29th:
  • In the English-speaking world, it was the day when women could traditionally propose to men
  • In Iran, leaps years are every 4 years - however every 33 years the leap year is five years later rather than four
  • The Hindu calendar has thirteen months every three years instead of an extra day every four
  • The Coptic and Ethiopian leap year has its extra day added at the end of its year rather than in February
  • February 29th is also known as bissextile day
  • February 29th was the birthday of British actor Joss Ackland and footballer Darren Ambrose
  • The day is statistically more likely to fall on a Monday than a Sunday

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