The Best Leap Year Party In El Paso, Is In Anthony
Every 4 years, the time overlords grant us an extra day in the year. It's kinda like Daylight Saving Time except instead of getting 1 extra hour, we get 24.
2024 is a leap year which gets us a "leap" day, adding February 29th to this years calendar. Ever wonder why? Well, NASA says:
It takes approximately 365.25 days for Earth to orbit the Sun — a solar year. We usually round the days in a calendar year to 365. To make up for the missing partial day, we add one day to our calendar approximately every four years. - NASA
That's the simplest explanation I found which is odd because the government NEVER offers the simplest explanation. It's like they get bonused for complicating things.
What's The Big Deal With Anthony And Leap Year?
Anyway, 2/29 is coming up fast and there is a BIG party planned in Anthony, Texas. Why is Anthony so amped up about Leap Year?? Because they are the official Leap Year Capitol of the World, that's why. Thanks to a lady named Mary Ann Brown, Anthony is THE place to be every February 29th.
The party is in honor of 29'ers - peeps born on February 29th who only get a proper, "day of" birthday party once every 4 years.
If you're a 29-er or a "leapling", (born on 2/29), Rollin' Smoke's got a BBQ dinner with your name on it ... RSVP here. If you meet the born on date requirements, you eat free and you get to bring 1 guest. I'm sure they'll be checking ID's so, don't try to be slick.
Seriously, this is a big deal ... peeps come from all over the world for this thing, (Freakin' Graham Nash was the grand marshal one year), so get tickets and/or make reservations and accommodations while you can.
They're trying to get into the Guinness Book Of World Records with this one too so, if you know a "Leaper", spread the word.
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