Sadly, I am only posting today because I want a blog post dated February 29th. I wanted to start a leap day/leap year tradition but I couldn't think of anything clever. And I might not remember my tradition in four years.
February 29, known as a leap day in the Gregorian calendar, is a date that occurs in most years that are evenly divisible by 4, such as 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Years that are evenly divisible by 100 but not by 400 do not contain a leap day; thus 1900 did not contain a leap day while 2000 did. Years containing a leap day are called leap years. February 29 is the 60th day of the Gregorian calendar in such a year, with 306 days remaining until the end of that year.
And what better way to acknowledge LEAP YEAR than to take a look at Chitzen Itza in the Yucatan. Don't you think it is fitting that the Mayan calender also ends in a leap year? That made me shiver.