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Today is February 29 – which means it’s Leap Day! As you’re probably well aware, Leap Year only occurs every four years. While there are many superstitions surrounding Leap Day, the purpose of February 29 is to keep our annual calendar and the seasons aligned over very long periods of time. The actual time it takes for Earth to orbit the sun is not 365 days – but 365.2421 days. Having a Leap Day every four years means these additional 24 hours are built into the calendar so we stay aligned with the Earth’s movement around the sun[1].

While Leap Day is often associated with marriage, proposals and gender roles[1], we’re associating it with food! In honor of February 29, we have pulled together a list of four-themed recipes:


How will you celebrate Leap Day? Share with us on social media @EasyHomeMeals.