2020 is a leap year… what does this mean?

Leap year occurs every four years. It serves to balance the calendar out with the seasons. According to the Gregorian calendar a year is made up of 365 days. However, the Earth’s orbit around the Sun takes approximately 365.25 days. Without this extra day, the calendar and seasons would gradually become out of sync!

Leap Year Fun Facts:

If we went without leap year for 100 years, our calendar would be off by 25 days

The main rule for leap year is that it must be evenly divisible by four

It’s a leap year custom for women to propose to their boyfriends on February 29th

If you were born on Leap Day, you are considered a ‘leapling’, which is considered to be good luck

Leap Days were added by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C.

Presidential elections always take place on a leap year

Sweden and Finland had to add a February 30th in 1712 to catch their Julian calendar up to the Gregorian calendar

Book your Leap Year Vacation Today! Call 888-281-1053 and mention “LEAP” to buy one night at prevailing rate and get the second night at $29 from February 16-March 1, 2020.

 

 

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