Tag : Feb. 29 2016
title : Sadie Hawkins Day on Feb. 29 Marks Role Reversal Holiday When Women Propose Dates to Men
summary : Leap Day on Feb. 29 is also considered by many to be Sadie Hawkins Day, an observance that originated from Al Capp's classic pen and ink comic strip, "Li'l Abner," in which the character of Sadie Hawkins grew desperate to marry and called unmarried men to court her on Sadie Hawkins Day. Sadie Hawkins Day is recognized as an American folk event in which girls take the initiative to ask a boy out for a date, which was something unheard when the practice originated after the Great Depression.
date : Feb 29, 2016 12:39 PM EST
title : Rare Disease Day 2016 Observed Feb 29 Raises Critical Awareness During Leap Year
summary : Rare Disease Day is being observed in special ways on Feb. 29 during Leap Year to raise awareness about the variety of more uncommon medical conditions that affect one in 10 Americans. The National Institutes of Health defines a rare disease as any that affects less than 200,000 people at a given time. Nearly 7,000 rare diseases currently affect nearly 30 million Americans.
date : Feb 29, 2016 10:26 AM EST