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Every four years, we add a day to our usual year to keep our calendar aligned with the earth's orbit around the sun. Since that orbit takes 365.25 days, eventually that extra quarter day would make February a summer month here in the northern hemisphere. That wouldn't be so bad, actually, for those of us in the frigid north!
Leap day used to be called "Ladies Day", a day when women were free to propose to men. That title was replaced with "Sadie Hawkins Day", although our high school Sadie Hawkins dance (where the girls invited the boys to be their dance date) occured in November, which is traditional.
Are you a Leapling (someone born on leap day)? My third-grade teacher was a Leapling. While she appeared to be about the same age as my Mom, her actual age -- based on leap year math -- was only 10 years! As a child I found this hilarious, of course.
One more bit of Leap Year trivia: In the year 64, Rome burned. And in the year 1912, the Titanic sank.
You won't be sunk with our February grooming accessories! We're currently working on St. Patrick's Day and Easter bows, and have in stock lots of new spring floral prints for our fabric bows. Hop on over to our shop to see lots of photos of all the bow styles currently available. Happy February!