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Mon Feb 29, 2016, 04:47 AM

Daily Holidays - February 29

Rare Disease Day is an observance held on the last day of February to raise awareness about diseases that most people will not know of, as well as to improve access to treatment. EURORDIS (The European Organization for Rare Diseases) says that treatment for many rare diseases is insufficient, and some peopleís quality of life is greatly hindered by inequality, simply because people have never heard of their disease, or do not understand the disease and the patientís needs. Since 2008, EURORDIS has been putting in place social networks to help support individuals with rare diseases and their families, as well as Co-Ordinating events for Rare Disease Day at an international level. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/rare-disease-day/

Bachelorís Day originated as an Irish tradition that allowed women to initiate dances and propose marriage on Leap Day (as opposed to the tradition of men proposing to women and asking them out to dance). If the man reused the proposal, he was then obligated to buy the woman a silk gown or even a fur coat. In England, on the other hand, a woman was allowed to propose marriage on Leap Day, with the man she proposed to being obliged to buy her new gloves on Easter Sunday if he refused. In other areas of the United Kingdom women could propose to men all throughout leap year. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/bachelors-day/

Leap Year Day is a free day that only comes around once every four years! Use it to catch up, slow down, and prepare yourself for another four years of hectic madnessÖ https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/leap-year-day/

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 08:25 AM

1. Leap Year!

 

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 08:47 AM

2. Would-Be-My-Daughter's-Birthday-in-A-Normal-Year Day!

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 09:59 AM

3. Hoppy Leap Day!

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 12:17 PM

4. I'm holding out for February 30th, me.

Add two days in 8 years instead of one day in 4!

-- Mal

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