Why do we have leap years?

Helen Jones
Written by: Helen Jones
Posted on: 25 February 2016

What is so special about a leap year? And why do they even occur?

Did you know that different calendars around the world handle leap years in different ways? And in the UK, February 29th in a leap year is traditionally the only time a woman can propose?

Take a look at our handy infographic and learn almost all there is to know about leap years.

Leap year infographic

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