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Leap Year

Definition: Leap Year is not celebrated every year, it occurs every fourth year, at the end of February. The proper name for a year with an extra day is bissextiel.

It is unknown where the term Leap Year came from, it could be because all fixed dates such as birthdays that occur after February 29 leep forward, skipping one day.

Celebrated every fourth year on February 29.

Related Resources

Leap Year
Fun resources for kids.

Elsewhere on the Web:

Leap Year
Said to be the original Leap Year site on the net.

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