Do you know someone born on February 29?

Philippines
January 30, 2010 7:15pm CST
I was looking at my wall calendar earlier and realized that tomorrow is February 1. Wow! January of 2010 just passed by like a breeze! Then came a thought in mind... There are only 28 days of February this year and next year. There will be 29 days in 2012. Do you have friends who were born on the 29th of February? How do they celebrate their birthday? I do not really have friends who were born on February 29 but I know of some people who were born on the 29th of February. One of them, my former student. She told me that she celebrates her birthday on the 28th instead as she wants to celebrate her birthday annually and that she wants to feel normal. I wonder how other people deal with it.
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21 responses
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
31 Jan 10
Hey dolce! I think that most people who were born on February 29th or "Leap Year" as we call it here in the US do celebrate their birthday on February 28th! They have to or they would only celebrate once every four years! So, as your student said, to be normal they would have to celebrate on February 28th or March 1st and I think that most people pick the February date to feel closer to their "real" birthday!
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@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
31 Jan 10
My mom is born on February 29th. She celebrates on the closest Sunday to her birthday.
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@kyel_11 (1069)
• Philippines
31 Jan 10
yes i had a classmate before that was born on Feb 29. she also celebrates her birthday on the 28th just like the people you knew. sometimes when i asked her age she said that she was 4 since 29th of feb appears only every 4 years (leap year) but actually she was 16 that time! hehe :)
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@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
31 Jan 10
Yes, I do know someone who was born on that day. We often tease him considering that he cannot celebrate his birthday every year and most likely he is still very young considering that his birthday does not come all the time. But he does celebrate his birthday just like your student.
• Canada
31 Jan 10
My step-daughter Ashleigh was born on February 29th. Every four years she has a big party, but we always aknowledge the "off year birthdays" on the 28th of Feb, or Mar. 1st. Ash doesn't live near us (we're in Canada, she's in the USA) so we aknowledge her birhtday over the phone, on the internet, and by mail.
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• Philippines
31 Jan 10
Another nice sharing... Thanks!
@AmbiePam (49126)
• United States
31 Jan 10
Here in our time zone, tomorrow will be January 31st. Then the next day is February first. But on February first it is my sister's birthday. It seems like I know a lot of people born in February. I do not know anyone with a birthday on February 29th, but I do know someone who has a birthday on February 28th. She missed the leap year problem by a day.
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@3yanto (2)
• Indonesia
31 Jan 10
yeah.. my father is born at february 29 and now his 41 years old
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
31 Jan 10
tryanto, i bet you are indonesian too like me, welcome to mylot. nice to meet indonesian too. wow, so your father only celebrate every 4 years. right?
• United States
9 Feb 10
I used to have a best friend who was a leapyear baby. Her name was Karen. Technically, she only had a birthday every four years, but when she had a non-leapyear, she just celebrated her birthday on the 28th.
• China
1 Feb 10
yes,people who born on Feb.29 have to celebrate their birthday every four years,it's interesting.but some of my friends often celebrate in advance.
• United States
31 Jan 10
I used to know someone in middle school who did but I don't remember how he celebrated his birthday. I find this whole leap year thing very interesting. I used to be confused about what it actually meant but now I know and I wonder whether those people feel weird about it.
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
31 Jan 10
Let me count them first. I have two relatives whom I know whose birthdays fall on the 29th of February. Then one of my classmate in high school, and one friend in college. Another one in my work today and one with my wife's friend. That would be 6 people I know personally who was born on leap year. Some of them always joking around that they are very young of age as they only celebrated their birthday every four years. lol.
@olisaur (1932)
• United States
31 Jan 10
One of my old friend's uncles was born on Leap Day. I was always really confused about it- she said he was only 7 years old because his real birthday wasn't on every year. But in real time he was in his 30's or something. ww
• United States
31 Jan 10
I had a friend in college that was born February 29th and he would celebrate the birthday, March 1st, and every 4 years then he would celebrate it on february 29th. It is strange to celebrate your birthday in 2 different dates but it was not a problem for him
@jainy25 (78)
• India
31 Jan 10
like one of your student, my friend too celebrates his birthday either on 28th or 1st March. Let's see what he does this time. I would rather wish him on 28th than wait for 1st March.
@dhs1008 (100)
31 Jan 10
i do know someone whos celebrating his birthday on that day. grandfather of our friend. but he celebrates his birthday every 28th of February. his 64 years old, so if you divide that by 4, its 16. if we follow the original date, he's much younger than us because of the leap year. i do know someone also that they changed his birthdate, from feb 29th o 28th.
@junil_jk (498)
• India
31 Jan 10
morarji desai, who was an indian independence activist and the prime minister of india from 1977-79, was born on 29th feb, 1896.
• Philippines
31 Jan 10
for me i never mind about birthday's , so in my case i don't know when my friends birthday is , im just focus on the other day not in birthday's
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
31 Jan 10
i think i didnt have a friends or family who born on February 29. but it surprise for everyone who born on that day. they must celebrate their birthday every 4 years,LOL
• China
31 Jan 10
I do really have no such a friend born in Feb.29. If yes,they do celebrate their birthday in TRADITIONAL CHINESE CALENDAR.And they would never miss any birthday. Being born in Feb.29 is not a big thing, the key is how you look at it. That is my opinion.
@nocturn98 (956)
• Venezuela
31 Jan 10
I have a friend who was born on the 29th of february. He celebrates it on march 1. He said he had the option to either celebrate it on the 28th or 1st of march. It must be really special for them if they get to celebrate it on a leap year.