It's a rarity. More rare than other dates anyhow. Happening only once every four years, it has a bit of a mystique.
Do babies born on this day have unusual talents? How do they celebrate their birthdays? Is this a day on which normal social rules simply do not apply?
I, myself, like to think of this day as the "lost" day. It's an "extra" in a life that offers so few spiffs... a time to make up for lost time, to get a head start on a project, to catch up on sleep.
On the other hand, some of our friends have had a really ROUGH February, so it seems cruel to make them endure an extra day, all in the name of keeping our calendar in alignment with the earth's revolutions around the sun...
So, I'm torn.
Seems there is a lot of celebrating going on here in Milwaukee.
- A beer tasting at Three Cellars
- A Leap Year Wine dinner at Mo's
- Irish Stout release party at Sprecher Brewery
- Fifth Friday in February Fish Fry at St. Sebastian's Parish
Come to think of it, maybe celebrating is a good approach!!
How will YOU mark the Lost Day 2008??