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IF YOU WERE BORN IN: 
YOU WILL BE THIS AGE IN LEAP YEARS BY 2020:

(If you find any errors in this chart please let us know by clicking here)

Birth
Year

Leap
Year
Age

Annual
Age

 

Birth
Year

Leap
Year
Age

Annual
Age

1920

25

100

 

1972

12

48

1924

24

96

 

1976

11

44

1928

23

92

 

1980

10

40

1932

22

88

 

1984

9

36

1936

21

84

 

1988

8

32

1940

20

80

 

1992

7

28

1944

19

76

 

1996

6

24

1948

18

72

 

2000

5

20

1952

17

68

 

2004

4

16

1956

16

64

 

2008

3

12

1960

15

60

 

2012

2

8

1964

14

56

 

2016

1

4

1968

13

52

 

2020

 

A Leapling
is born!

The Leap Year Rhyme
By Raenell Dawn

Leap Year, Leap Year
When will you be?
Every four years
Then you'll see.
You want more?
We do too!
How many more
can you
Leap to?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turning 13 is a big deal!
You're now a teenager. But this special birthday can not be celebrated on the date that
Leap Day babies were born on because when we turn 13, it's not a Leap Year. So...

The Leap Day Birthday Rhyme
by Raenell Dawn

There is a girl named Raenell,
who didn't like her birthday very well.
When she turned 13,
she thought it quite mean,
It was her birthday but no one could tell!

F U N  C H A R T S

Even Decades
have three Leap Years

Odd decades
have two Leap Years

1960     1964     1968

1972    1976

1980     1984     1988

1992    1996

2000     2004     2008

2012    2016


2020    2024    2028
 

2032    2036

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK IS IT?

Another way to tell if it's a Leap Year or not is by what day of the week the year starts and ends on. Every year January 1 and December 31 (the first and last day of the year) fall on the same day of the week. Unless it's a Leap Year.

Leap Years only occur in years that show January 1st landing on one day of the week and December 31 on the following day of the week. See the example below.

2015

Thursday January 1 - Thursday December 31

Not a Leap Year

2016

Friday January 1 - Saturday December 31

Leap Year!

2017

Sunday January 1 - Sunday December 31

Not a Leap Year

2018

Monday January 1 - Monday December 31

Not a Leap Year

2019

Tuesday January 1 - Tuesday December 31

Not a Leap Year

2020

Wednesday January 1 -  Thursday December 31

Leap Year!

2021

Friday January 1 – Friday December 31

Not a Leap Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR BIRTHDAY WEEKEND IN THE OFF YEARS
Eleven times in 100 years February 28 lands on Saturday and March 1 lands on Sunday.
We consider that our Birthday Week-end!

Here are the eleven years between 1981 and 2081 that provide(d) such a week-end for us.

1981 1987 1998 2009 2015 2026 2037 2043 2054 2065 2071

 

 

Think About These

Leap Year Day Babies born in 1884 had no birthday during their entire teen-age years. Why?
Because 1900 was not a Leap Year. In 1888 they were [email protected] In 1892 they were[email protected]. In 1896 they were [email protected].

However, since 1900 was not a Leap Year, they had to wait 8 years before they could celebrate again on February 29.
Making that the only time a Leap Day baby turned [email protected] instead of [email protected] And [email protected] instead of [email protected].

Because of that, not one single teenage year was celebrated ON their birth date.

Another way to pose the question is:
Leap Year Day Babies celebrate their birthday on their birth date every four years. But those born in 1884 couldn't celebrate on their 4th birthday when they turned 16. Why?

Leap Day babies born in 1984 were able to celebrate turning [email protected] in Leap Year 2000 because it is divisible by 400 and therefore a Leap Year.

Leap Year Day Babies will never have a "Golden Birthday"
A Golden Birthday is when your age matches the number you were born on. Leap Year Day Babies will have to be 116 before they turn 29 on the 29th

International Date Line Dilemma
The Long and Short of it all! We thought this could be used as a learning tool about the International Date Line.

The L O N G of it... Longest Reported Leap Day: 
Jon Hayanga Leap Year Day Baby 1960, had his birthday in Taipei one day then crossed the international date line going east and had his birthday again the next day in Spokane, WA, USA.

...and The SHORT of it... Shortest Reported Leap Day:
Ed Chatfield Leap Year Day Baby 1940, crossed the date line in a ship (going west) the night of  February 28 woke up on March 1.

TRICK QUESTION
James Collins of Texas, USA, born Leap Day 1968 says:
In a non Leap Year, on February 28th, when they ask, "When's your birthday?" you can tell people this:
"It's the day after today but it's not tomorrow. And it's the day before tomorrow but it's not today."

LEAPING MATH ISSUES

A math book from 1758 uses Leap Year in one of the math lessons. NOTE: Leap Year has a capital L and Y. 
ARITHMETICK IN whole & broken numbers DIGESTED AFTER a NEW-METHOD AND CHIEFLY ADAPTED TO THE TRADE OF IRELAND BY ELLIAS VOSTER
THE FIFTH EDITION CAREFULLY REVISED BY DANIEL VOSTER CORKE PRINTED FOR D.VOSTER AND SOLD AT HIS HOUSE IN BROWN STREET 1758

Leaping Math Issues
1) If Raenell was born in 1960, but has only had 14 birthdays, on her birth day, how could she turn 60 in Leap Year 2020?
Answer: Because 1960 was a Leap Year so Tina must have been born on February 29.
Note: See how it is worded? "on her birth day" - we can only celebrate our birthday ON our birth day, in Leap Years. In annual years we celebrate on different days.

2) If Edwardo was born on February 29, 1956 and in 2012 turned 14 Leap Years on his birthday, how many years old is Edwardo?
(Answer: 56. The key is 14 Leap Years vs. how many "years" without the Leap, literally!)  

3) If Chinedu was born February 29, 2000, how many birthdays till he can celebrate on his birthday in 2020?
(Answer: 5)

4) If Alitza was born February 29, 1976, how many times did she celebrate her birthday ON her birthday, by 2012?
(Answer: 9 because 9x4=36. In 2012 Alitza turned 36.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which Day Leap Day? What Leap Day were you born on?

Every 28 years Leap Day lands on the same day of the week. Check it out...

Monday If you were born in...

1904

1932

1960

1988

2016

Saturday if you were born in...

1908

1936

1964

1992

2020

Thursday if you were born in...

1912

1940

1968

1996

2024

Tuesday if you were born in...

1916

1944

1972

2000

2028

Sunday if you were born in...

1920

1948

1976

2004

2032

Friday if you were born in...

1924

1952

1980

2008

2036

Wednesday if you were born in...

1928

1956

1984

2012

2040

 
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