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Leap Day, on February 29, has been a day of traditions, folklore and superstitions ever since Leap Years were first introduced by Julius Caesar over 2000 years ago.

The history of the calendar is pretty tangled. It dates back to Roman times. The Roman calendar originally had only 10 months, beginning on March 1.

(That’s why “September” is named after “7”, “October” after 8, “November” after 9, and “December” after 10.)  After December, there was just a long wasteland that nobody really cared about. In the earliest calendars, these were probably 29 day lunar months, but that got stretched out to 30 and 31 days over time.

This was jiggered further around 713 BCE to add January and February. February was supposedly handed 28 days so that it would be... read more
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