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PlumbingSupply.US Elkins Park Leap Year Celebration
ELKINS PARK, PA 22 February 2004 :-
(PlumbingSupply.US Newswire)   The Leap Year Capital of the World, Elkins Park PA, will celebrate with a World Wide Leap Year Festival. This will be the fifth festival of fun in twenty years, since 1988. PlumbingSupply.US will be sponsoring the quadrennial event. It is sure to surpass previous festivals, so even if you have been, you aint seen nothin yet. So book that flight, purchase those train tickets, plan that vacation, because the first World Wide Leap Year Festival in the new millennium is a family affair. And you do not even have to be born on Leap Year Day, February 29 to enjoy the fun. After all, it is everyones extra day. But if you are a one of those rare Leap Year Day Babies, this is definitely the event to attend. There will also be a big Birthday Bash just for those born on Leap Year Day, and of course that birthday party will be on Sunday, February 29. Elkins Park is on the border of Philadelphia, home of the Liberty Bell and Independence National Historical Park. So, use your extra day wisely and spend it in a beautiful place. Come on down. Everyone should celebrate. Bring the entire family, the Leap Year Festival is for everyone. Everyone in the world has an EXTRA DAY and, after all, it only comes around once every four years.

About Leap Year
  A leap year is a year in which an extra day in added to the calendar in order to synchronize it with the seasons. Since the tropical year is 365.242190 days long, a leap year must be added roughly once every four years, four times the fractional day gives. In a leap year, the extra day, known as a leap day, is added at the end of February, giving it 29 instead of the usual 28 days. In the Gregorian calendar currently in use worldwide, except perhaps the Russian and Iranian calendars, there is a leap year every year divisible by four except for years which are both divisible by 100 and not divisible by 400. Therefore, the year 2004 will be a leap year, but the years 1700, 1800, and 1900 were not. The complete list of leap years in the first half of the 21st century is therefore 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028, 2032, 2036, 2040, 2044, and 2048. The extra rule involving centuries is an additional correction to make up for the fact that one extra day every four years is slightly too much correction. This scheme results in the vernal equinox gradually shifting its date between March 19 and 21, being shifted once every leap year, and then being abruptly shifted in non-leap centuries. In the Gregorian calendar, 97 years out of every 400 are leap years.

About Elkins Park
  You may not have met them yet, but you have a family here. It is the kind of place where you can always borrow a couple of eggs and you may never find out who shoveled your walk after the last snowstorm. It is little league all summer, beautiful scenes in the fall and an Eagles football game flickering in every living room window. It is the kind of neighborhood where you will find three bikes for every car in a driveway and where hikers yield to horses in the lushly wooded parkland. It is an old world community of colonials, spacious ranchers, pruned roses, trimmed hedges, maintained lawns, winding roads. It is the sort of place where old timers look out for new comers. Whatever you need is a walk away. It is a place where the homes are as individual as the families inside them. A small town which happens to live near a big city. From the dog walkers and porch sitters, the backyard bocce players and driveway basketball tournaments, you could not be anywhere but in Elkins Park, a close community in every sense of the word, and where you will like your neighbor just because they are not just like you. It is a multicultural patchwork stitched in a cozy little pocket of Montgomery County, a community of open doors, windows, hearts and minds. And it is a community where friends are treated like family and families are quick to make friends. ##

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