“Why are there Leap Years?” I was wondering this and did a little research…
Smartifact: Leap Years have 366 days to keep on track with the solar year. The extra day is February 29th, of course!
Every four years we have an extra day in February to keep our calendar year in sync with the solar year. Different cultures have adopted various traditions and superstitions about Leap Years. For example, some believe that women may propose to men on leap years or that people born on a Leap Day have a special talent. Whatever you believe, it’s cool to have one more day this year, right?
So, Happy Leap Day! What are you doing with your extra day?
Kerri, Resident Smarties Artist