Razumich & Delamater - February 2020

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FROMTHE DESKS OF Razumich & Delamater EVERY DAY IS A CELEBRATIONWITHTHESE ODD FEBRUARY HOLIDAYS! 1. No Politics Day 14. Singles

Awareness Day

2. Feed the Birds Day

15. Do a Grouch a Favor Day 16. RandomActs of Kindness Day 17. National Drink Wine Day 18. National Chocolate Mint Day

3. Thank a

Mailman Day

4. National

Weatherman’s Day

5. National

Chopsticks Day

6. Wave All you

Fingers at Your Neighbor Day

19. Hoodie Hoo Day

A LEAP ABOVE Celebrating Leap Day’s Unique and Storied History

20. Card Reading Day

7. Kite Flying Day

21. Be Humble Day

8. National Pizza Day

22. Walking the Dog Day 23. International Dog Biscuit

9. Clean out Your Computer Day 10. Don’t Cry over Spilled Milk Day 11. Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday 12. Get a Different Name Day 13. National Organ Donor Day

system we use today, and it led to Feb. 29 being the standard leap day.

What would you do with one extra day? Every four years, we are confronted with that very question. The first leap day originated in 46 B.C. when Julius Caesar learned from the astronomer Sosigenes of Alexandria that the 355-day Roman calendar was about 10 and 1/4 days shorter than the solar calendar. He introduced the 365-day Julian calendar and added an intercalary day — leap day — every four years to cover the extra 1/4 day. It wouldn’t be for another 200 years that astronomers would discover that the calendar system was still about 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds short. It would last this way until 1582, when Pope Gregory XIII introduced a better method for calculating leap year. This method has become the

Appreciation Day

Since then, we make up for lost time with one “free” day every four years. Folklore and superstitions surrounding leap day have continued to be passed down throughout history. Here are just a few of the quirkiest and most interesting stories about this phenomenon.

24. National Tortilla Chip Day

25. Mardi Gras

26. Tell a Fairy Tale Day

27. Polar Bear Day

FEBRUARY’S OTHER ROMANTIC HOLIDAY

28. Public Sleeping Day

Legend claims that in 1288, St. Bridget approached St. Patrick with a unique problem. It was customary for men to propose to women, leaving many women waiting impatiently for their men to make

29. Leap Day

-John Razumich and Joe Delamater

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