Leap years were invented in 1093 A.D. when Copernicus decided that he’d had enough of the winter blahs and if he had to live through one more cold, grey February day, he would suffocate himself with his linen hood. As a result, February has only 28 days, except during leap years, when the groundhog sees his shadow and February has 29 days. 2011 is not a leap year, which means one fewer day of winter, which means celebrations are in order.
Kathryn Williams is the author of three YA novels but only one with an Oxford comma in the title. She is a Taurus and hates writing bios. Check out her website, www.kathrynswilliams.com, and follow her on Twitter @kathrynwauthor.