Yes!Lets Collective Presents A Leap Year Birthday Party on February 29
If your birthday only comes every four years, the Yes! Lets Collective wants to make sure this February 29 is worth the wait. The collective is hosting a joint celebration for all Leap Year babies on Wednesday February 29 at Amsterdam Bar & Hall.
St. Paul, MN (I-Newswire) February 22, 2012 - If your birthday only comes once every four years, the Yes! Lets Collective wants to make sure this February 29 is worth the wait. The collective is hosting a joint celebration for all Leap Year babies on Wednesday February 29 at Amsterdam Bar & Hall in Saint Paul. The festivities will include games, cake and live music from Lucy Michelle, Brian Laidlaw, and several other members of Yes!Lets Collective. Show proof of your Leap Year birthday, and your first drink is on the Yes!Lets Collective.
During Leap Years, we add a Leap Day -- an extra day on February 29. Nearly every 4 years is a Leap Year in our modern Gregorian Calendar. Leap Years are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth's revolutions around the sun. It takes the Earth approximately 365.242199 days (a tropical year) to circle once around the Sun. However, the Gregorian calendar has only 365 days in a year, so if we didn't add a day on February 29 nearly every 4 years, we would lose almost six hours off our calendar every year. After only 100 years, our calendar would be off by approximately 24 days!
In the Gregorian calendar 3 criteria must be met to be a leap year:
- The year is evenly divisible by 4;
- If the year can be evenly divided by 100, it is NOT a leap year, unless;
- The year is also evenly divisible by 400. Then it is a leap year.
This means that 2000 and 2400 are leap years, while 1800, 1900, 2100, 2200, 2300 and 2500 are NOT leap years. The year 2000 was somewhat special as it was the first instance when the third criterion was used in most parts of the world since the transition from the Julian to the Gregorian Calendar.
Who invented Leap Year anyway? Julius Caesar introduced Leap Years in the Roman empire over 2000 years ago, but the Julian calendar had only one rule: any year evenly divisible by 4 would be a leap year. This lead to way too many leap years, but didn't get corrected until the introduction of the Gregorian Calendar more than 1500 years later.
About Yes Lets Collective
The Yes!Lets Collective is a cohort of Twin Cities musicians, artists and organizers. With an ethos More..of unwavering enthusiasm, we seek to unite performer and audience through events based on community building and collaborative art-making. Our goal is to foster an environment in which all participants, regardless of artistic background, can share equally in the joy of creation.Less..
Yes Lets Collective
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Phone : 512-879-7625
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Published On:February 22, 2012
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