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Today, February 29, is a leap day.

What are the chances that one would be born on a leap day, February 29?

The ratio is 1:1,500. There are some determining factors to know that a leap year is coming. It usually is divided by 4, and those are leap years.

For example, 2000 and 2400 are leap years but not 1700, 2100, 1900, etc. They should also be divisible by four which could be 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024 and so on.

According to eh Gregorian Calendar, the leap year rules started in 1582. The calendar was named after Pope Gregory XIII.

The old calendar that was named Julian Calendar for Julius Caesar has one rule and is currently 13 days behind the present date.

For those wondering why there is a need for leap year, that is to keep the calendar in sync with the season. If leap years don’t exist, then schedules would be off by as much as 25 days.

People who are born on February 29 are called leaplings, and they have their club and don’t worry, membership is free.

In 1988, the Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies was created, and it offers birth family search. It publishes information of people who may be born on February 29 to help in searching them.

There are also some urban legends regarding leap year, and that includes a woman promising to a man, and if he doesn’t accept it, he should give the woman to soften the pain, a kiss, a dress, even a fabric. In Greece, marrying on a leap year is known to be bad luck whereas, in Taiwan, leap years bring bad luck to parents which is why children are supposed to return home and watch over their parents.

If there are bad lucks, then most likely luck also is siding with the leap year babies.

For example, Popeyes is giving those babies free Popeyes chicken sandwich.

Others leap year 2020 deals include:
Hotels.co: Twenty-nine people with leap day birthdays tweet at the website’s profile on Saturday and share what they want for their birthday and win a discount code worth $290, which they can use in any hotel.

Lays potato chips: comment on their post and announce that they are leap year babies and get a chance to receive a free bag of Lay’s potato chips

Olive Garden: They give free delicious dessert for the leap year babies. Those who aren’t born on a leap year would be able to get a take-home entrée such as Fettucine alfredo, five cheese ziti al forno and spaghetti for only $2.29 to all their guests.

Main event: Leap year babies would get free party fun Sunday once they should provide proof of birthday.

Four flavours are offered to them with toppings such as chocolate brownies, chocolate chip cookies, sprinkles, etc.

Megabus: 29 free ticket vouchers are up for leaplings who would message them on Saturday through their Instagram.

San Antonio Zoo: Free admission to leap year babies on Saturday. Just show proof of birthday!

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Dan is a software developer with experience in designing, development, and delivery of Android apps. His key skills include knowledge of Core Java, JSON & XML Parsing. He's also a keyboardist. So, either you’ll find him at her desk busy in building mobile apps or at a composing music in his home studio. He contributes his ideas on tech at PressReels as an author. You can contact him at Danreels@gmail.com

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