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Is Leap Day 2020 (or any Leap Day) as big a deal as the Internet is making it out to be?

 
 
Reply Sat 29 Feb, 2020 02:21 pm
Hi. I am just a bit curious about this.

Today is Leap Day 2020. Happy Leap Day 2020 to anyone interested I guess.

It's Leap Day because today is February 29. A leap year is a year with an extra day in it, and this occurance only happens once every four years.

There's a Google Doodle dedicated to Leap Day:

https://www.space.com/leap-day-2020-google-doodle-leap-year-explained.html

According to a quick Google search:

"Leap day is also St. Oswald's Day, named after the archbishop of York who died on February 29, 992. His memorial is celebrated on February 29 during leap years and on February 28 during common years."

Is this holiday a big deal?

If so, how exactly DOES one celebrate Leap Day, or St. Oswald's Day?

Please help- thank you.
 
Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 29 Feb, 2020 04:35 pm
@JGoldman10,
Nowhere I’ve seen on the Internet is Leap Year Day-Feb. 29th made a big deal. I see or know of nothing worthy of celebrating. Apparently you’ve found a click-bait site that wants some attention.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Sat 29 Feb, 2020 11:51 pm
JGoldman10 wrote:
Is this holiday a big deal?

Not really.


JGoldman10 wrote:
If so, how exactly DOES one celebrate Leap Day, or St. Oswald's Day?

You possibly take note it in idle chatter with people that you talk to during the day. It's an adequate topic for small talk.

That's probably about it.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2020 03:09 am
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:


Is this holiday a big deal?


It's not a holiday.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2020 04:07 pm
@JGoldman10,
Unless it happens to be a person's birthday or anniversary (or similar), probably not a matter of interest.

And as has been pointed out, it's not a holiday. More just a topic to yack about to fill some time.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 2 Mar, 2020 01:52 am
@Sturgis,
Sturgis wrote:

Unless it happens to be a person's birthday or anniversary (or similar), probably not a matter of interest.


Unless you're into Gilbert and Sullivan.

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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 2 Mar, 2020 07:06 am
@JGoldman10,
Yesterday was St David's Day, and no it's not a holiday either, but there's plenty of Welsh **** you can do.

Quote:
Celebrations are taking place for St David's Day - but how much do we actually know about him?

Welsh people around the world will raise a toast to the greatest figure in the Welsh Age of Saints - an irony given he was a strict teetotaller.

He established many religious communities and gives his name to the smallest city in Britain.

But much of what we 'know' is based on the Latin writings of Rhygyfarch some 500 years after Saint David lived.

Even the image of St David has changed over the centuries.

"Much of the early images are based upon what we see in stained-glass windows where he's portrayed as a very powerful archbishop," said author Martin Crampin.

"But that was never the case at the time of his life.

"It's not until last century that we see him as a hermit, or a more scholarly, humble and down-to-earth figure that perhaps fits in more with what we want to see St David."

So meek or mighty, here are 10 facts to ponder over your bowl of cawl.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51649367
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 2 Mar, 2020 07:08 am
@JGoldman10,
As Sturgis has already said, there's nothing special about 29th Feb it's just another day, and unless you have a birthday it's not going to mean much.

The only other thing about it is that traditionally women are allowed to propose on 29th Feb, or during the leapyear depending on who you ask, as it used to be something only men did, but that has changed now.
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