What to do with the extra day in 2020.
©Hong Kong Ballet
Obviously after just one Barré lesson we are fizzing to leap around on Leap Day, but this young man does it so much better .
February always needs more red.
Leap Year attracts flimsiness and fun, see my efforts above, or read Guardian flimsiness.
But it exists to keep us all ticking along nicely in time. Introduced by Julius Caesar over 2000 years ago.
Leap day recalibrates and corrects time keeping because every year is actually 365 days and 6 hours long (one complete earth orbit of the sun) so once every four years those extra 6 hours are gathered together to make an extra day.
29 pictures in red to fill your extra day.