Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Take a Break: Celebrate Leap Year

It only happens but once every four years-an extra day in February, thereby making it a “leap year.” First introduced by Julius Caesar, we’ve been “leaping” for over 2,000 years.

There are various traditions associated with this extra day. Irish legend has it that St. Brigid stuck a deal with St. Patrick to allow women to propose to men every four years. In other parts of the world, if a man fails to accept a woman’s proposal on leap day he is expected to pay a penalty.

Try one or more of the following:

• If you have a friend whose birthday is on Feb. 29, celebrate it with style

• Download the printable frog maze and help the frog dine on flies 

• Learn more about famous people born on Feb. 29

• If you happened to be born on a Leap Day, join the Honor Society of Leap Year Babies 

Not interested in today’s activity? Check out the Take a Break Pinterest for lots of Take a Break ideas. 

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