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Posted by Nicole Richards on Monday, February 29th, 2016 at 2:58pm.

Leap Year 2016

February has 29 days in it every four years. This year an extra day is added to the 2016 calendar in the month of February, keeping our clocks and calendars in sync with the Earth and its seasons.

There is one particular theory that is custom and dates back to the 5th century is that on leap day would be marked for a time for  unmarried women to propose to men! The tradition is not thought to have become commonplace until the 19th Century.

Were you born on February 29? If so, you are referred to as “Leapings” or “Leapers.” In non-leap years, many leaplings choose to celebrate their birthday on either February 28 or March 1, while purists stick to February 29 for the occasion. About 4.1 million people around the world have been born on the 29th. If you are wondering what is a leap year? Read more on the history here!

If today is considered your birthday, you are offered to get some extra presents! Restaurants in South Florida are celebrating with some freebies for Leap Year Babies! (see below)

Majestic Wine is offering a free bottle of champagne (to those who buy six bottles)
Olive Garden if your birthday is Feb. 29, use the linked coupon for four free “Dolcini” desserts, valid for dine-in orders at Olive Garden restaurants from Feb. 29 to March 6.
Krispy Kreme is celebrating Leap Day by selling a dozen of its signature Original Glazed doughnuts for $2.29 with the purchase of another dozen at regular price.
Hard Rock Cafe is giving away a free meal for anyone celebrating their brithday.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe Loyalty club members can get a 24 ounce Classic Smoothie for $2.29.
Pizza Hut anyone who shows a valid government-issued photo ID proving they were born on Leap Day will get a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut. The deal is for carryout only.

Happy Birthday to all the Leapers!

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