Friday, February 24, 2012

A Push for a Global Holiday

Next Wednesday is February 29th! Leap Day -- a date that only comes around once every four* years!

I was thinking that this should be a Global Holiday! No school. No work. No wars. Nothing.
Just a day to be with friends and family. We can change the name to Earth Day and move it to coincide with one of the equinoxes so that it isn't in anybody's winter and we all have a fair chance at mild weather.

It would make it so that our extra day could be ... well, an extra day!

So, what would you do with an extra day?

I know that next week I'll be working on 2/29. You probably will be, too. But let's face it; you only get about 20 of these bonus days in a lifetime. What if we could really used them as extra days? Would you sleep late and just use the day to rest? Or would you have a big party and invite your friends to come and celebrate the day together?

This will be the 13th Leap Day since I was born. I've never really thought about it as an extra day and it's a little late to make big plans for next Wednesday. But I think that I will have a different mindset from now on. I'll still be at work next week on the 29th, but I need to think of a way to make the day count in a way that makes it feel like an extra day.

What would you do if Leap Day was a Global Holiday? How would you spend your 1 day out of 1,461 days  if it really was an "extra" day?

John <><

*Actually slightly less than that since century years are only leap years if they are divisible by 400. For example the year 2000 was a leap year, but 1900 was not. The years 2100, 2200 and 2300 will not be leap years, but the year 2400 will be.


Mike said...

I'd save them up and take a month off when I got 22 of them.

Anonymous said...

I would make a holiday feast with ham and turkey and spend the day with close family and dear friends.