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The Weird Facts Behind Leap Year (INFOGRAPHIC)

Media by Bryon Gloden CISSP published March 01 2016 at 12:37AM

March 01, 2016 at 12:21AM

Nearly every 4 years is a Leap Year in our modern Gregorian Calendar so celebrate Leap Day when it comes around in 2016

When is the next Leap Year? A Leap Year consists of 366 days – not 365 – where February 29 is added as an extra day at the end of February.

Celebrating leap day at work Why do some women propose to their men on Leap Day? Is February 29 considered lucky or unlucky? Learn more about Leap Day traditions, superstitions and folklore.

Traditionally, women take the ring into their own hands and propose on leap day. But did you know that it was Julius Caesar who first invented leap years?

Leap Year - Create frogs and have students write about what it would be like to have a birthday on Leap Day.

Write a sentence about a frog.These frogs are so cute! This would be great to use when we do life cycles of a frog and have the students write down a fact they learned.

Happy Leap Day! Apparently it's a leap day tradition for women to propose to their men and BONUS if they say no they have to buy you things :) haha..

Women proposing to men This link is about an opposite Leap Day tradition, but the concept is interesting. It breaks the traditional order of marriage in an egalitarian and refreshing way.

Julius Caesar and Leap Days February 29 2016 via NASA Today February 29th is a leap day - a relatively rare occurrence. In 46 BC Julius Caesar featured here in a self-decreed minted coin created a calendar system that added one leap day every four years. Acting on advice by Alexandrian astronomer Sosigenes Caesar did this to make up for the fact that the Earth's year is slightly more than 365 days. In modern terms the time it takes for the Earth to circle the Sun is slightly more than the…

Julius Caesar and Leap Days February 29 2016 via NASA Today February 29th is a leap day - a relatively rare occurrence. In 46 BC Julius Caesar featured here in a self-decreed minted coin created a calendar system that added one leap day every four years. Acting on advice by Alexandrian astronomer Sosigenes Caesar did this to make up for the fact that the Earth's year is slightly more than 365 days. In modern terms the time it takes for the Earth to circle the Sun is slightly more than the…

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