Learning English through… Leap Day Traditions

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By Monica Consorti
Pubblicato il 1 Febbraio 2024

If a day, like the 1st of March comes on a Wednesday, it will be a Thursday the following year. That is, unless the year has 366 days. In that case, the 1st of March will be on a Friday and it will have leapt a day. That is why any such year is called leap year in English. The Leap Day is the added day, February 29, only happening once every 4 years. Given that the occurrence is so infrequent, the day has spurred a series of traditions. Perhaps the most known one comes from Ireland. Legend has it […]


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