Leap Year Birthdays. When do you celebrate them?

@nykel88 (1003)
Philippines
February 20, 2010 9:56am CST
I'm just curious when do you celebrate birthdays that fall into February 29s? Do you celebrate them at 28 or 30? I have a friend who was born in the leap year and I tried to convince her to celebrate it in 2 days so that it would be a blast since there is no 29 this year. I hope she accepts the idea. haha
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• Malaysia
20 Feb 10
i prefer to have it on the midnight after 28th february and beginning of 1st march .. and a 'grand' birthday when the actual 29 comes .. cheers
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@nykel88 (1003)
• Philippines
20 Feb 10
That would sound nice. You have to prepare every leap year to have a bashed party. haha count me in Sanjana ^^
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
20 Feb 10
None of my family members or friends are born in the leap year. But for those who are born in a leap year, they can always celebrate their birthdays on the last day of February. How else can we make up for the missing date?
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
20 Feb 10
It is logical lamb..
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
20 Feb 10
I think a birthday on Feb 29 is much better than on Christmas day. At least you can choose your own day. When the Birthday is on Christmas, nobody remembers it and the poor recipient won't get many good wishes, because Christmas will come first every time. My wife's Birthday is on Dec 29, and she never gets a present because its too close to Christmas. Poor woman! And we have been married for 54 years!
@nykel88 (1003)
• Philippines
20 Feb 10
Good point. I'm sorry to hear about your wife's not getting presents but I might add, birthdays are never in the gifts, it is how you celebrate your birthday that counts. ^^
@varron (453)
• Philippines
20 Feb 10
In this case, you should count the numbers of day that an individual reached one year older. If the end of the month is 28, then you should celebrate his birthday in the next day which is day one of the next month.
@nykel88 (1003)
• Philippines
20 Feb 10
True. I prefer the next day than the other day to varron. Do you have friends who celebrate in leap years? or maybe relatives?
@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Feb 10
hi nykel88 this is interesting and I had not thought of leap year for ages. I had some relatives whose birthdays was also on leap year. So they would celebrate on the 28th or on the 1st of the next month. They has a ball that way, a long birthday celebration.
@nykel88 (1003)
• Philippines
20 Feb 10
Hi Hatley! Really? That is nice. It is almost Feb 28 so your ready to give gifts again or have fun again? I hope my friend celebrates both days. Haha
• India
20 Feb 10
fortunately i dont have a birthday on february 29 . but i know some people who are born on february 29 . and they will celebrate their birthdays on march 1 . i think thats the right thing to do . they would be born on the day next to february 28 and if its a leap year it will february 29 or it will be march 1 . i think they shoulg celebrate their birthdays on march 1 only .
@nykel88 (1003)
• Philippines
20 Feb 10
Others want it 28. Yeah you do have a point there. You weren't born in 28 so automatically that would mean you are falling under the next day which is march 01. Good thought.
@much2say (39271)
• United States
20 Feb 10
I had a friend who had a birthday on February 29 - yep, a Leap Year birthday! She told us she only celebrated her birthday every 4 years - ha ha - and she was quite serious. When it came to her 24th birthday, she announced that she was having her 6th birthday party - and she did!!