Celebrating Leap Year 2024 with Tweedy!

Celebrating Leap Year 2024 with Tweedy!

Hey there, Tweedy Fam! Can you believe it's already February? Well, this year, February has a little surprise up its sleeve – it's a Leap Year! That means we get an extra day to make the most of this month. So, let's dive into the fascinating world of Leap Years together!
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Now, let's take a leap back in time to understand why we have this extra day every four years. You see, our calendar, the Gregorian calendar, typically consists of 365 days, but it takes Earth roughly 365.25 days to orbit the sun. So, to keep our calendar in sync with the solar year, we add an extra day – February 29th – every four years. This ingenious solution was introduced by Julius Caesar in 45 BCE and further refined by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582, hence the name Gregorian calendar.

What Calendar Do We Use? | About the Gregorian Calendar

...But enough of the history lesson! Let's sprinkle some fun facts into the mix, shall we? Did you know that people born on February 29th are called "leaplings" or "leapers"? They technically only celebrate their birthdays once every four years – talk about a rare occasion!

And here's another curious tidbit: in some places, like Scotland, February 29th was once known as "Bachelor's Day." Tradition held that women could propose to men on this day, rather than the other way around. Quite the reversal of roles, don't you think?

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So, as we embrace this bonus day in our calendar, let's make the most of it. Whether it's pursuing a new hobby, spending time with loved ones, or simply indulging in some self-care, let's seize the day with all the enthusiasm of a leapling celebrating their long-awaited birthday!

Here's to making every moment count, Tweedy Fam! Enjoy your Leap Year festivities, and I'll catch you in the next blog post!

Warm regards

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