leap day

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Synonyms for leap day

the name of the day that is added during a leap year

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The Gregorian and Iranian calendars are mathematically and astronomically identical and they each use a leap day every four years.
But in 1996, the Iranian calendar pushed the leap day ahead a year and everything was out of synch for 13 months, not just three weeks, until the Iranian leap day was inserted.
This will continue to be repeated every four years until 2028 (1407 in the Persian calendar) when the Iranian leap day will be pushed forward another year.
3 The tradition of women proposing on leap day is thought to date back to 5th-century Ireland when St Bridget complained to St Patrick that women had to wait too long for suitors to propose.
5 In Denmark, a man refusing a woman's leap day proposal must give her 12 pairs of gloves, while in Finland it's fabric for a skirt.
And prisoners with one-year sentences must serve the extra day if the term crosses leap day.
The chance of being born on a leap day is one in 1,461.
The poet Lord Byron was born on a leap day, as were rapper Ja Rule and footballer Darren Ambrose.
Mr Webber, who lives in Berkswell, was born in Bishton near Newport, Wales, on February 29 - leap day - 1920.
IN 46BC Roman Emperor Julius Caesar created a calendar system that added one leap day every four years.
1, 1001 and will have 365,000 days plus 240 leap days and three extra leap days for 1200, 1600 and 2000, for a total of 365, 243 days in the second millennium.
From 1964 through 1992, Gregorian and Iranian leap days fell only three weeks apart.
This will be repeated every four years until 2028 (1407) when the Iranian leap day will be pushed forward another year.