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Today, February 29, is the rare birthday celebration for leapers
Today, it is rare birthday celebration for 'Leap Year Babies' who are also called Leapers or Leaplings. February 29 - a date that appears in the calendar only once every four years is the birthday for about .01 per cent people across the world and for a few wedding anniversaries.

Today, two of my Facebook friends, who are leaplings, are celebrating their birthdays. One of my old students, Renu Chandok, is celebrating her 13th birthday, who in 52 otherwise.

Another, Facebook book friend is 60 years of age and celebrating his 15th birthday. He wrote, "Ha ha, I've only had 15 real birthdays. Consequently I'm 'really' only 15 years old. Not the 60 years I've actually spent on this planet".

Some people deem it lucky to be born on February 29, since statistically one in around 1,500 people is born on Leap Day -something exceptional.  

Today, it is the Happy Birthday for people who ceased to exist since 2012. Also, Leaplings will be wishing their Happy New Year today as: "Today only comes once in four years. So make today, February 29 extra special. Take that extra LEAP. Happy Leap Year, everyone!" So message for the Leaplings is:"Happy leap day everybody. You only get one every four years so make sure you make the most of it."

"Happy Leap Day!" I said to another 72-year-old friend who is celebrating his 18th birthday today. He replied: "Finally, I have attained adulthood and allowed 'legally' to have a 'hard drink' at my birthday party."

Some people get married on February 29 to get wished Happy Wedding Anniversary and Happy Leap Day together.

Interestingly, in UK, a 17-year-old leaper reaches the age of majority on March 1 during a non-leap year, while in New Zealand, February 28 as the transition date for a person seeking a driving licence which gets the leapers included.

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