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02-01-2012, 06:11 PM #1
Happy New Month...Febuary...2012..
HAPPY NEW MONTH
Aise mahine insaan life me bahot kam dekhta hai agar 80-90 saal bhi koi jeeta hai toh bhi jyada se jyada 20-22 baar hi mauka milta hai.
Leap Day : February 29, 2012 Leap year
'Leap Day' is February 29, which is an extra (intercalary) day added during a Leap Year, making the year 366 days long and not 365 days, like a common (normal) year.
Nearly every 4 years is a Leap Year in our modern Gregorian Calendar.
Brief history of the Leap Day
Leap Years are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth's revolutions around the sun. It takes the Earth approximately 365.242199 days (a tropical year) to circle once around the Sun. If we didn't add a day on February 29 nearly every 4 years, we would lose almost six hours every year. Afteronly 100 years, our calendar would be off by approximately 24 days!
The ancient Roman Calendar added an extra month every fewyears to maintain the correct seasonal changes.
But Julius Caesar implemented a new calendar ¡§C the Julian Calendar ¡§C in 45 BCE (Before Common Era) with an extra day added every 4 years. At the time, Leap Day was February 24, because February was the last month of the year.
Leap Years 2012 - 2032
Year -- February 29 of week
2012 -- Wednesday
2016 -- Monday
2020 -- Saturday
2024 -- Thursday
2028 -- Tuesday
2032 -- Sunday
Leap Day traditions - February 29
Women can propose to men
According to an old Irish legend, or possibly history, St Bridget struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men and not just the other way around every 4 years.
This is believed to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how Leap Day balances the calendar.
In some places, Leap Day has been known as ''Bachelors Day'' for the same reason. A man was expected to pay a penalty, such as a gown or money, if he refused a marriage proposal from a woman on Leap Day. During the middle ages there were laws governing this tradition.
In many European countries, especially in the upper classes of society, tradition dictates that any man who refuses a woman's proposal on February 29 has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves. The intention is that the woman can wear the gloves to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring.
Leap Day birthdays
People born on February 29 are all invited to join The Honor society of Leap Year Day Babies.
According to the Guinness Book of Records, there are record holders both of a family producing three consecutive generations born on February 29 and of the number of children born on February 29 in the same family.
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In Scotland, it used to be considered unlucky for someone to be born on Leap Day, just like Friday 13th is considered an unlucky day by many. In Greece it's said to be unlucky for couples to marry during a Leap Year, and especially on Leap Day.
HAPPY NEW MONTH
02-01-2012, 06:16 PM #2
“ιƒ уσυ נυ∂gє ρєσρℓє, уσυ нανє ησ тιмє тσ ℓσνє тнєм.”
"Time Can Make Us Move On.. But It Can't Fix A Broken Heart"..
~♥♥~ My One Hand is Enough to fight against the world if you Hold the other One....! ~♥♥~
"The PEOPLE Who want to STAY in your LIFE will always find a WAY"