They happen almost every four years, so is there a February 29 in 2016? Click inside to find out!
Ja Rule is one of the many, many people who celebrate a February 29 birthday every four years or so.
The answer? Yes, there is a February 29, 2016! It lands on a Monday, which just so happens to be the day after the 2016 Academy Awards. How exciting for all of those February 29 birthday babies!
Believe it or not, February 29 is actually referred to “Leap Day” — which obviously goes hand-in-hand with Leap Year. Leap Day’s occur nearly every four years on the Gregorian calendar, which is followed by millions of people all over the world.
So, what does this mean? Well, for starters it means there is an extra day in 2016 — making the full calendar year 366 days.
If you’re wondering why the Gregorian calendar needs an extra day every few years, it’s to help keep up with the earth’s revolutions around the sun, reports TimeAndDate.com. If we didn’t add the extra day, we would lose about six hours a year, which means in 100 years or so we would be 24 days off the scheduled seasons on our calendar. How strange!
The last Leap Day was exactly four years earlier on February 29, 2012.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Were YOU born on February 29? Are you excited to know that Leap Day is happening in 2016? Comment below with your thoughts!