Fact of the year, 2020 is a leap year, which means a group of people will celebrate their birthday on the actual day they were born. Leap year comes after every four years. You get an extra day to fix life problems.
Here are five interesting and surprising facts about people born on Leap Day
They Are Exceptional
There is a 1 in 1,461 chance of being born on a Leap Day. That makes them a real minority, with only about five million Leaplings in the whole world.
“Being born on Leap Day is actually rarer than being born with 11 fingers and toes.”
Two Birth Dates On non-leap Days
What does the law say? Well, it differs from country to country. Most of the countries tend to consider that a Leap day baby has legally aged on March 1 of non-leap Years.
Leap year Abroad
In European countries, such as Denmark, There is a tradition of women proposing to men on Leap Days. Women are given permission to propose to their men who were taking too long to propose to them. Tradition says any man who refuses a woman’s proposal on February 29 has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves. Yes, 12. Seems slightly weird, doesn’t it?
People in Greece believe getting married in Leap Years is bad luck. You probably shouldn’t plan your next destination wedding in Greece if you’re getting married this year.
Lastly, in Taiwan, Parents are thought more likely to die during a leap year.
There’s a saying in the country that because of the high risk to the parents’ life during this time, a married daughter should return home during the leap month and bring healthy food for her parents to wish them good health.
Families Having More Than One Leap Day Children
Having one child born on Leap Day is special, but a family in Norway was able to welcome three children on different Leap Days, after every four years.
Karin and Henry Henriksen had three kids, and each defied the odds. Heidi, the eldest, was born on February 29, 1960. Olav, the next, was born February 29, 1964. And Leif-Martin, the youngest, was born February 29, 1968. The trio has the record for most siblings born on the same day in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The Estes family has tied for the world record of number of children in one family with leap day birthdays. The odds of being born on a leap day is roughly 1 in 1,461.Louise Estes welcomed Xavier born in 2004, Remington in 2008, and Jade in 2002.
A 100-year-old Woman Celebrated Her 25th Birthday
Some Leap Day babies will roll their eyes when you divide their age by four. After all, they’ve heard it a million times.Daisy Belle Ward, America’s oldest Leap Year baby, celebrated her 25th birthday at the age of 100 in 2016.
Daisy was given all-white party with an 80 piece marching band for her 100th/25th birthday party in Florida.She prefers to say she is 25, at the age of 100.
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