Whether your birthday is every four years or every year, Leap Day is still a good excuse to celebrate. Here’s what you can do before the stroke of midnight:
Get free food.
For local “leaplings” with a valid ID, a few businesses are offering free cupcakes and burgers, among other offers. If your birthday isn’t today, don’t worry--there are plenty of deals for you, too.
“Raise a ruckus.”
A Napa Valley winery called Frog’s Leap is throwing its quadrennial bacchanal on Wednesday evening. The winery’s owner said he tried to get other ‘Leap’-named wineries in on the party, but they weren’t interested.
“There once was a Pigs Leap winery, but it never really got off the ground,”he joked.
If you need more activity ideas, Going Out Guide has you covered.
Celebrate leaplings’ birthdays.
• A New Jersey woman, born on Feb. 29, beat the odds when she gave birth to her daughter on Leap Day 2008.
• Two brothers also share Feb. 29 birthdays, exactly four years apart. “It’s one of those things that’s a conversation piece,” the older brother told the Post’s John Kelly. “My granddaughter gets a big kick out of the fact that I’m only 16.”
At Washington & Lee University, five sophomores were born in 1992 and will celebrate their birthdays today.
“It kind of gives me an excuse to have a little bit bigger of a celebration every four years,” one sophomore said.
• In today’s KidsPost, young leaplings agree their birthday makes them feel special.
Keep your eyes on the skies.
• Leap gave us another beautiful sunrise. Capital Weather Gang has the photos.
• How much do you know about the number 29? How about the 29th president? Take our quiz.
Have you found a way to celebrate Feb. 29 that we haven’t listed here? Talk about it in the comments below or tweet it with the hashtag #DCLeaplings.