Okay, it's Leap Year Day and that only comes once every 4 years.  So, I wanted to venture away from my regular Java with Jan and give you a special Leap Year Day issue with some fun facts you may not know about today.

While Leap Day itself is not typically associated with widespread special celebrations like holidays such as Christmas or New Year's, there are some traditions and customs associated with Leap Day:

    1. Leap Year Proposals: One of the most well-known traditions associated with Leap Day is the idea that women can propose marriage to men on this day. This tradition is said to date back to 5th-century Ireland when St. Bridget complained to St. Patrick about women having to wait too long for suitors to propose. St. Patrick supposedly designated Leap Day as a day when women could take matters into their own hands. While it's not as common as it once was, some people still embrace this tradition.

    2. Leap Year Parties and Events: In some places, Leap Day is seen as an opportunity for special events or parties. These might include themed gatherings, community events, or fundraisers. Some businesses also offer special deals or promotions to mark the occasion.

    3. Leap Year Birthdays: People born on February 29th, known as "leaplings" or "leapers," have a unique birthday that only occurs every four years. Some "leaplings" celebrate their birthday on February 28th or March 1st in non-leap years, while others choose to celebrate on February 29th regardless of the year.  Happy Birthday to Eric Bonfetti, the only "leapling" I know.

Overall, while Leap Day may not be as widely celebrated as some other holidays, it can still be a fun and memorable occasion for those who choose to embrace its uniqueness and traditions.

Here is a link to a Leap Year Day Cocktail you might want to try.  I've also included a meal plan for Leap Year Day Dinner you might want to try.

Do something fun today,                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jan

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