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Leap Year Day happens because the earth takes just a little more than 365 days to go around the sun.

About leapyearday.com

leapyearday.com is presented to you by the Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies. Our mission is to promote Leap Day Awareness by accumulating knowledge about the day, and people's experience of the day.  In particular, we want to:

  • Celebrate everything related to Leap Year Day.

  • To advocate that Leap Year Day be named in dictionaries and on calendars... if Ground Hog Day is on the calendar... why not Leap Day? If New Year's Day is capitalized, why not Leap Year Day? 

  • Chronicle issues people born on Leap Year Day face due to lack of knowledge about the day.

  • To advocate (on behalf of all people born on Leap Day) to websites and businesses that don't accept February 29th as a valid birth date.

This last point is a particular nuisance to the approximately 4 million people in the world born on Leap Year Day.  Internet websites are notorious refusers of birthday recognition to people born on Leap Year Day. People born on Leap Year Day can encounter even more frustrating date related disrespect with banking and insurance forms and government documents that don't accommodate February 29th as a birthdate.

We believe the only way to improve these conditions is to promote Leap Day Awareness to as large an audience as possible. We have resources here for kids, parents, teachers, and computer programmers.

leapyearday.com is edited and produced by Raenell Dawn and Peter Brouwer, both born on Leap Year Day, cofounders of the Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies, and determined celebrators of everything Leap Day! It is a volunteer effort, that is supported by donations, merchandising efforts, and revenue from advertising on the site.

The Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

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