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National Time Refund Day 2023: Date, History, Facts, Events

National Time Refund Day on February 29 will soon be the most popular holiday in the United States because it requires no preparation. On the day that occurs every four years during a leap year, you are given an additional 24 hours to celebrate and do as you please. This means that the day can be spent partying, performing chores, or lounging. The bottom line is that you must use the day to complete tasks for which you would otherwise have no time. The next time a leap year occurs, we expect you to celebrate in whatever manner you choose.

The background of National Time Refund Day

Every four years, an additional calendar day is added. This special year, which has 29 days in February, is known as a leap year because it provides the world with an additional 24 hours. But have you ever wondered what causes a leap year? Obviously, it has to do with the Sun! The Earth orbits the Sun once every 365 days, five hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds. And since the Gregorian calendar only has 365 days, we must add an extra day to February if we want our calendars to remain accurate.

National Time Refund Day was created by H&R Block to better utilise this extra day. This company offers a virtual tax product that allows Americans to save time by eliminating the need to visit the office for tax advice and preparation. Instead of completing taxes, the time can be spent having fun! Hence, the expression “time refund.”

The reason for the creation of the day was to give Americans some extra time, as an H&R Block survey revealed that people between the ages of 18 and 40 frequently complain about having little free time. 70% of respondents said they would pay to purchase additional time. Keeping in mind the significance of the day, the Registrar at National Day Calendar has declared that National Time Refund Day will be observed on Leap Day in 2020.

National Public Sleeping Day 2023: Date, History, Facts, Activities

National Time Rebate Day Events

Take a nap

Too exhausted for any activity? Not to worry, you can simply sleep away the day! Yes, turn off your phone and prepare for a restful night’s sleep to restore your mind and body.

Spend time with loved ones

On this day, you can devote your complete attention to your family. You can accomplish this by taking your children to a theme park, dining out, or hosting a backyard barbecue.

Study a book.

Too occupied or exhausted to read a book on a typical day? On National Time Refund Day, you are free to read any book for the next few hours. Simply curl up in bed and begin reading.

5 Interesting Leap Year Facts

According to Greek superstition, getting married during the leap year is unlucky.

They are referred to as “leaplings” or “leapers.”

On this day, 4,1 million people have been born around the world.

A man who rejects a woman’s proposal on this day in Denmark must give her a dozen pairs of gloves.

The day is called Ladies’ Privilege because women are permitted to propose to men.


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