A leap day is added to the calendar during leap years. This extra day makes the year 366 days long – not 365 days like a normal year. Leap Day, February 29th is added to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth’s revolutions around the Sun. It takes the Earth about 365.242 days and some hours to circle around the sun, without the added day our calendar would be off by 24 days after only 100 years.
There are many traditions and superstitions surrounding the extra day in the year. For example in Ireland it is tradition for women to propose to men on this day. In Scotland it was once considered unlucky just as Friday the 13th is seen as unlucky to many.
There are plenty of traditions for this day across the world. At GreenDrop, we’re declaring it extra day! Take advantage of this bonus day and put in that extra effort.
There are always tasks that we put off for the next day. Why not complete those tasks today? Cleanout the closets or organize your home. Create piles of keep, trash and donate while you’re organizing. Using this extra day to catch up will make you feel accomplished.
Once you’ve finished sorting and organizing, bag up you donations and give GreenDrop a call to schedule a charity pickup or you can take your clothing donations to one of our GreenDrop chartable donation sites.
There are so many things you can do with an extra day: volunteer, read a book, even travel. Like we said it doesn’t matter what you do, just make it count. There won’t be another leap day for four more years!
Let us know what you’re doing this Leap Day by leaving a comment on our Facebook page!