JACARA Celebrates Leap Year 2012!
Leap into Savings with JACARA!
Happy Leap Year to ALL our readers!
I knew the general gist of what leap year was about…every four years we have an extra 24 hours, February 29th. This allows or our calendar to catch up with the sun. Neat! Well, this morning I stumbled across one of many ‘leap year articles’ and it caught my attention. I love history and was fascinated by the many folklore & myths as well as facts behind this one day.
Naturally I found it a perfect outlet to share some fun information, all the while tying it into JACARA!
According to Julie Fishman (2012), “Our planet actually takes 365 1/4 days to revolve around the sun. These six additional hours each year add up to an extra 24 hours over four years, at which point we add a day to our calendar in order to keep us in sync with the sun. Without leap day, annual events would slowly shift seasons—eventually, we’d be celebrating Christmas in July”. This is a great bit of information to share with our school age children! “While the calculation of 365 1/4 days for the Earth to lap the sun was close, the true figure is actually about 11 minutes short of that, and this tiny miscalculation caused a day of discrepancy every 128 years. Pope Gregory XIII came to the rescue in 1582, ruling that leap year would be skipped three times every four centuries to fix the snag”.
I had no idea! In honor of the amazing individuals that discovered these important facts JACARA is offering 20% OFF orders $29.00 or more! Yes, there’s much significance behind the number 29 today, and we are enjoying every minute of it!
visit our website and enter coupon code : LEAP2012 to get your discount in the next 29 hours .
Enjoy today, as we wont see it again until 2016!
Happy Leap Year,
Fishman, Julie. “Take The Leap” glo.msn.com. GLO-MSN. n.d. Web. February 29, 2012