Happy Feb. 29, a date that comes around once every four years. The year 2012 is a Leap Year, which means it has 366 days instead of the usual 365.
This Leap Day is added on Leap Year in the Gregorian Calendar, so that the earth's time doesn't fall behind the sun's time. Here is an Infoplease article that explains it all. And check out Twitter's HappyLeapDay tweets.
Are you one of the people born on Feb. 29 on a leap year who celebrate their birrthdays every four years? Let us know, or tell us about your experiences in Comments. Here is an article from the Honor Society of Leap Year Babies.
This can be a happy day for businesses, if it adds an extra day of sales to the year's profits. Since it's a free day, why not take off and do something fun?
Those who want to start the day off early with a bit of t can check out the
Or, if you prefer to learn how wine pairs with music, go to the Tasting Notes event this evening at the . Wine and music sounds like the perfect way to bid February farewell and welcome March.
For a complete list of happenings today and through the weekend, see the Buckhead Patch events calendar.
If you're planning something special for Leap Day, let us know in Comments.