Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Leap Day traditions around the world

Feb. 29, otherwise known as Leap Day, was introduced on the Gregorian calendar. It was added because astronomers discovered that it actually takes Earth 365.2421 days to rotate the Sun. Leap Day was added in order to keep the calendar in sync.

Around the world, people celebrate Leap Day in unique ways; however, some cultures have some superstitions about the day.”

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