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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

LEAP YEAR /LEAP DAY


I don't know about you but I always liked the month of February. When in school we got winter breaks or snow days and as an adult it was the anticipation of Spring. The down side for this month was of course the rent/mortgage was due sooner than normal.  Consider me corky but I like odd things.

According to the morning news it wasn't unusual to have the same birthday with another family member in leap years.  They were mentioning the same date birthday mother and daughter who were going celebrate their birthday in a prestigious hotel in New York City. In the local newspapers they had advertisements for "free this" and "free that" for those who were born on February 29th.  See what I mean?? I guess I'm not the only corky minded person.

Apparently some cultures consider the "Leap Day" an unlucky day. Well, they should be thankful that the  "Leap Year" only comes around  every 4 years.

Some cultures have different calender years  therefore  have different "Leap Years" so there is no escape from a "Leap Year"or "Leap Day". For instance Chinese "Leap Year" has 13 months  and it comes around every three years.  Jewish Leap year  is called "Adar" and the month that is observed  is considered  to be a lucky one. You see there are places in the world where "Leap Year" is reverently celebrated.

According to an Irish legend St. Patrick allowed  women to  propose to men on the "Leap Day" instead of the other way around. Well, hellooo! women power...And I'm guessing that most bachelors in Ireland are in hiding today....

6 comments:

Ivani said...

Olá Marco,nascer no dia 29 de fevereiro seria bom se a gente fizesse aniversário só de 4 em 4 anos....rsrsrs
Ótima tarde querida.
Beijos

Te de Ternura said...

:)

Walkiria said...

hahahahahahaha, I really loved this post, and I was laughing a lot when I read about the bachelors hiding today. Well, thank you for this beautifl post, I never heard about the LEAP DAY OR YEAR. I like to learn new things.

MARCO PASHA said...

Good Morning Ivani, yes wouldn't that be a great thing? Have a wonderful week-end

Nica said...

I'm nice to meet you Marco!!!
I'll follow your blog... Thank you so much for your visit in Amity.
A lot of kisses from BARCELONA.

www.nica-amity.blogspot.com

MARCO PASHA said...

Thank you Nica