What is Leap Day?

By: Emily Brown Email
By: Emily Brown Email

This year is a Leap Year, which makes Friday, February 29, that extra day we receive every four years.

Here’s how to figure out which years will be a the extra day. Usually, every year that is divisible by four is a Leap Year, unless if you can divide it by 100.

There are five Fridays in this February, and that hasn't happened since 1980. Other than this year, that won’t happen again until 2036.

"I'm kind of turning 12, but then again I'm turning 3. We're just having a couple of friends over and going out to dinner. And I usually celebrate it on the 28th of February when it's not leap year. And it's kind of cool to have it on the 29th; get a bunch of family down, stuff like that. But my brother gets jealous because he never gets a big party like I do," says Alex Preston, a 6th grader at Montevideo Middle School.

The longest time possible between two Leap Years is eight years, but that won't happen until 2096 and 2104.


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