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Irina Marica
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Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

How many Romanians celebrate their birthday on February 29?

More than 12,600 Romanians are born on February 29. This means that they get to celebrate their birthday once every four years and 2016 is one of these special years.

Of the total of 12,622 people, more than 6,400 are women and 6,210 are men, according to data from Romania's Interior Ministry, cited by local Mediafax. Most of those who celebrate their birthdays on February 29 are from Bucharest (1,142), followed by Iasi (533).

February 29, also known as a leap day in the Gregorian calendar, is a date that occurs in most years that are divisible by 4, such as 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020. A leap day appears because a complete revolution around the Sun takes slightly longer than 365 days, namely 365 days and six hours. An extra 24 hours thus accumulates every four years.

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

How many Romanians celebrate their birthday on February 29?

More than 12,600 Romanians are born on February 29. This means that they get to celebrate their birthday once every four years and 2016 is one of these special years.

Of the total of 12,622 people, more than 6,400 are women and 6,210 are men, according to data from Romania's Interior Ministry, cited by local Mediafax. Most of those who celebrate their birthdays on February 29 are from Bucharest (1,142), followed by Iasi (533).

February 29, also known as a leap day in the Gregorian calendar, is a date that occurs in most years that are divisible by 4, such as 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020. A leap day appears because a complete revolution around the Sun takes slightly longer than 365 days, namely 365 days and six hours. An extra 24 hours thus accumulates every four years.

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

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