Today is something special. A Leap Day that comes around only every four years or so. February gets an extra day to help sync up our calendar. A year is 365 days — but it takes a little longer than that for the Earth to complete its orbit around the sun. So that’s why we have leap year, but there is an exception. It happens only in century years that are divisible by 400. So 2000 was a leap year, 1900 was not. More about it on CNN.
On Leap Day you can break some of the rules. For example, tradition is tossed out and women are giving the go-ahead to propose to men. Oh, if your birthday falls on February 29, you get to celebrate a rare birthday. There are some Leap Day deals out there for birthday folks and for the rest of us. You can check out some of the offers on Huffington Post.