Must suck for the birthday kids.
"Happy Birthda—... errr... technically it was yesterday."
You know who it sucks for even more? Seventh Day Adventists. My father is a pastor, I just heard about him that the higher ups are pretty much having a theological meltdown, now that the Samoan Adventists either have to celebrate the day that is six says after the previous Saturday, so it isn't really the seventh day
, or they have to celebrate what is officially known in their country as Sunday, while not celebrating Sunday is pretty much the whole point of the church.
Because that wouldn't be any more convinient. The leap day isn't a magical pseudo-day in hyperspace, it's a day in the calendar in any other, and skipping it would be as complicated as skipping any other. Now they have to pretend that the 2011 29th of December, Friday, is followed by 2011 31th of December, Sunday.
If it would be the 2012 28th of February, Tuesday, followed by the 2012 1st of March, Thursday, that would be effectively the same thing.
edited 29th Dec '11 4:42:03 PM by Ever9