|(Vishnu; Hindus honor this God during |
Adhika Masa - or 13th month.)
Similarly, the Hindu calender includes a leap month every 3 years, or 4 times in 11 years. The added month is referred to as Adhika Masa. The timing of the added month changes from year to year, allowing their various festivals to happen within a span of time, rather than on specific dates.
Both the Indian National Calender, and the Revised Bangla Calender of Bangladesh, organize their leap days so that they are more closely in the realm of our added date of February 29th.
St. Oswald's Day is celebrated in the U.K. It honors the Arch Bishop of York, who died on February 29th, 992. In non-Leap Years, the day is celebrated on February 28th.
For those born on a Leap Day (known as a "leap baby", "leapling"), there is 'The Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies'. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, there are impressive records of the number of leap babies born to a family, and the number of leap babies being born consecutively to a family. (I tried to get some specifics from the Guinness Book site, but couldn't locate any 'leap' related entries.)
(Yes, it's not the original Opera, but it is Rossini...any opportunity to share 'Bugs', and I jump on it.)
For anyone who used Google on Wednesday, you know that Gioacchino Rossini, was born on February 29th, in 1792. He is known for being a prolific italian composer, best known for his chamber music, operas, and instrumentals for piano.
|("Therese Revant" c. 1955;|
French-Polish 'Realist' painter, Balthasar Klossowski Balthus, born in 1908)
|(Singer/Actress/Talk Show Host, Dinah Shore, born in 1916)|
|(American Burlesque Star, Tempest Storm, born in 1928)|
|(Actor/Calvin Klein underwear model, Antonio Sabato, jr, born in 1972)|
|(I tried to translate this using an online translator,|
but didn't have very good luck.)