By Jessica Kenney
Leap Day occurs almost every four years on February 29th, and this year it’s finally a Leap Year! Leap years are years with 366 days as opposed to the usual 365, but why are Leap Days necessary? Leap Day are necessary because the actual length of a year is 365.242 days, not the standard 365, so by adding this day every four years, we are closer to keeping the calendar aligned with the earth’s annual trip around the sun, which takes about 365 and ¼ days.
In addition to those individuals born on Leap Day anxiously awaiting the 29th to finally show up on the calendar this year, some businesses also have special plans. For instance, Disney parks are celebrating the Leap Year with ‘One More Disney Day’ at Walt Disney World. On February 29, Magic Kingdom Park and Disneyland Park will be open for 24 Hours to celebrate the day for the first time ever.