Leap Year: Did You Know?

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It takes the earth 365.242 days to orbit the sun, so to simplify the calendar Julius Caesar suggested adding an extra day every four years. Leap year! But February 29th isn’t all science. Did you know Leap Day in Ireland is also called Bachelor’s Day? Yep, women are encouraged to propose to men who have two choices…say ‘yes,’ or pay a fine.