Happy Leap Day 2016

Leap years synchronize the calendar year with the solar year.

Happy Leap Day 2016

My India — Festivals

Celebrity Leap Day Birthdays

February 29 called a Leap Day occurs once every four years called a Leap Year. A leap year contains one extra day in order to keep the calendar year synchronized with the solar year.

In a leap year, February has 29 days instead of the usual 28. There are 366 days in a leap year because it takes slightly longer, an extra 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds, to complete an orbit around the sun.

The year 2016 is a leap year, and February 29 is leap day.

GoldenTwine Informatics wishes you
Happy Leap Day 2016

Happy Leap Day 2016

[ Graphic Design: GoldenTwine Graphic ]

A person born on February 29 may be called a leapling or a leaper. People born on this day usually celebrate their birthdays on February 28 or March 1.

Leap Day on February 29 has been a day of traditions, folklorism and old wives’ tale ever since Roman general Julius Caesar introduced the first leap years over 2000 years ago.

According to old Irish legend, on a leap day, women are permitted to propose to men.

Even though February 29 comes only once every four years, over the centuries, leap days have seen their share of famous events, births and deaths. Here are some celebrity leap day birthdays:

Celebrity Leap Day Birthdays

  • 1468 — Pope Paul III last Renaissance pope.
  • 1736 — Ann Lee, founder of the Shaker Movement in America, is born in Manchester, UK.
  • 1792 — Gioacchino Rossini, Italian composer.
  • 1896 — Morarji Desai, former Indian prime minister.
  • 1904 — Rukmini Devi Arundale, Indian theosophist, dancer and choreographer.
  • 1968 — Wendi Louise Peters, English television and theater character actress.
  • 1916 — Dinah Shore, American singer.
  • 1924 — Al Rosen, American baseball player.
  • 1924 — Carlos Humberto Romero, former president of El Salvador.
  • 1960 — Anthony (Tony) Robbins, American motivational speaker.
  • 1964 — Lyndon Byers, Canadian hockey player.
  • 1972 — Saul Stacey Williams, American singer, musician, poet, writer, and actor.
  • 1972 — Antonio Sabàto Jr, Italian-born actor.
  • 1976 — Ja Rule (real name Jeffrey Atkins), American rapper and actor.
  • 1980 — Chris Conley, American musician and songwriter/composer.
Did You Miss Out?
Happy Valentine’s Day
GoldenTwine Informatics wishes you all a very Happy Valentine’s Day.

Bride & Groom Matrimony — Indian Matrimonial Services Online

Bride & Groom Matrimony is most user friendly Indian Matrimonial Services online. We are committed to provide best matrimonial services to Indian people from all communities from all over the world. No hassle of registration. Add your FREE profile now and find your soul mate for FREE.
Visit our website to learn more about Bride & Groom Matrimony — India

Indian Festival of Guru Ravidas Jayanti
Celebrating the 639th Birth Anniversary of Guru Ravidas.
Next Festival

Easiest way to create a website for your wedding at Weebly.com!

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Admin/Author Admin/Author: Subrato Paul, owner of GoldenTwine Informatics founded in April 2003, lives in Kolkata, India. He is a freelance website designer, Internet marketer, social media enthusiast, and blogger. He writes in his blogs and as a guest writer about marketing and social media, eCommerce, website design and development, and his website.
RSSDid you like this article? If you're new to goldenTwine blog, you may want to
Subscribe to RSS feed: | Comments RSS | Email Subscription
Social Media:
Short Link: https://wp.me/pPMoR-1bf | Thanks for visiting!

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>


Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.