Why isn’t Leap Day a holiday? I mean, it comes once every four years and heralds the Olympics (much like Silver Surfer is the herald for Galactus). I think it should always come the day before Saturday, but after Friday so we would have a three-day weekend. That would highlight how awesome and important this day is.
Sure, it’s just the way we keep our revolution around the sun simple, we cut 1/4 of a day out of every year and paste one extra day in February every four years. It’s simple, easy to remember, and effective; but lacks flare. There’s nothing fancy about Leap Day anymore.
Okay, so if you’re born on February 29th, you’re luckier than the rest of us and get to live 4 times as long; but wouldn’t you like to have some of the pomp surrounding those born on other holidays like Memorial Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Superbowl Sunday? At least there are great sales on Presidents’ Day. Come on people, we can do better than this.
Leap Day should be regarded as an important day in its own right. After all, how often do we get an extra day in our year? It’s almost as important as daylight savings time, when we get to sleep for an extra hour. Why not have Leap Day always be an extra part of the weekend?
OK, no one really wants and 8-day week, but everyone wants a 3-day weekend. Let’s compromise. One 8 day week every four years and a 3 day weekend. All we need is a name for this day. It should probably start with S, just so we’re not confused. We already have Saturday and Sunday, let’s keep the tradition alive.
Of course, if it came between the two, we’d have a lot more wiggle room. There are more choices alphabetically between Sa-Su than S-Sat. Hmm… I suppose we could just call it Leap Day. Too bad Dr. Seuss isn’t around. You know he’d have an awesome name for Leap Day’s extra day in the weekend.
In conclusion, here’s a list of why Leap Day should be a holiday:
1. It only comes once every four years
2. It ushers in the Olympics
3. Everyone wants a three-day weekend
4. We need something to look forward to during an election year