9 March 2010
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Q.As it is a leap year, do I have to go to work on Feb 29th or am I a free agent as the day doesn't really exist in my contract?
A.You are a free agent. Go out and have a great day. But check your contract again first or you may be a free agent permanently if you have a nasty boss.
Q.Was the year 2000 a leap year?
A.Yes, the year 2000 was a leap year, and therefore did have a February 29. People born on that date traditionally only have a birthday every 4 years.
Q.Why have a leap year
A.Leap years occur because it takes 365.25 days for Earth to orbit the Sun. Regular years have 365 days, so the 4 quarters make an extra day every 4 years.
Q.What is the history behind women proposing on feb 29th
A.Legend has it that the tradition of women proposing to men on 29 February in a leap year was begun by St Bridget and St Patrick in 5th century Ireland.