Leap Year date in 2008 in a Swadish pocket calendar
The 29t o Februar occurs in years divisible bi 4 (such as 2008 or 2012), acause the year is slightly longer than 365 days, an in century years divisible bi 400 (such as 1600 or 2000). The Julian calendar incluidit this date every century year, leadin tae the introduction o the Gregorian calendar in Roman Catholic kintras in 1582, an in the Breetish Empire in 1752. Ither kintras did so much later.
It is said tae be tradeetional on this date for weemen tae propose marriage tae men. Fowk born on this date are said tae be "leaplings" an celebrate on 28 Februar or 1 Mairch in ither years.