Celebrate your next Leap Day Baby Birthday with US!

Party on board the Carnival Sunrise with other Leap Year Day Babies. 

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160 People BOOKED! 

50 Leap Day Babies Booked! 

628 people interested in the event!


Press Release about the "Once in a Lifetime" event is currently in the works!


 *in order to be included in PRIVATE receptions & events on board, you MUST book through the Group through Island Oasis Travel.  Call Janice at 618.222.9420 or email her at janice@islandoasistravel.net.   

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Leap Day Cruise Overview & itinerary

 *CARNIVAL- Sunrise (Formerly Triumph)- Bahamas- 

4 Nights departs Ft Lauderdale, FL 27 Feb 2020.  

2 people per room Minimum. 3rd & 4th passenger rates are avail. 

$25 down payment per person. Final payment is due Dec 2019. 

Weather expected to be 76-86 Degrees F.


02/27/2020

Embark

4:00 pm

Onboard Carnival Sunrise

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02/27/2020

Embark

Embark on Sunrise at Port in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.  

4:00 pm

Onboard Carnival Sunrise

02/27/2020

Exclusive Leap Day Babies Reception

TBD

Onboard Carnival Sunrise

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02/27/2020

Exclusive Leap Day Babies Reception

Carnival has us booked for a 1-1/2 hour PRIVATE and Exclusive reception on board the first night.  *All details to be determined.

TBD

Onboard Carnival Sunrise

02/28/2020

Cruise at Sea

All Day

Onboard Carnival Sunrise

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02/28/2020

Cruise at Sea


All Day

Onboard Carnival Sunrise

02/29/2020

Excursion- Princess Cays, Bahamas

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Princess Cay

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02/29/2020

Excursion- Princess Cays, Bahamas

All Day Excursion on the island of Princess Cay in the Bahamas. 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Princess Cay

02/29/2020

Leap Ball (*Pending approval from Carnival)

TBD

Onboard Carnival Sunrise

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02/29/2020

Leap Ball (*Pending approval from Carnival)

We have requested a formal "Leap Ball" to celebrate all the Leap Year Day Birthdays onboard the Sunrise! 

TBD

Onboard Carnival Sunrise

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About Leap Day History

Leap Day History

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A Year Is Not 365 Days 

The earth's year is 365.24219 days long. That's how long it takes the Earth to make one cycle around the sun, and through the seasons. Until Julius Caesar proclaimed every fourth year a Leap Year, calendars were a mess. If you lived to be 90 years old, your birthday would have drifted by three weeks.

Now the calendar is pretty orderly, but a small minority of people don't get a birthday during most years. How small a minority??? Your chance of being born on Leap Year Day is one out of 1461 -- about 684 out of a million people are born on Leap Year Day -- or about 5 million people on the planet.  If you are born on Leap Year Day, you can join the ranks of The Honored.

We can thank these guys:


45 BC: Emperor Julius Caesar invents the Julian Calendar and orders the calendars to add an extra 24 hours to February 24th every four years so that the seasons will come at the same time every year. At that time, February was the last month of the year, and the last five days of the year were feasting time, so February 24th was made a 48 hour day, once every four years.  Hence the name "bisextile day" (a second day, six days before the new year).  This was not a perfect solution, because a year is not quite 365.25 days long, the seasons will still eventually run behind, but not during a lifetime.


1582: Pope Gregory XIII, invents the Gregorian calendar. He makes a number of changes to the calendar, and corrects the calculation for Leap Day, to eliminate the slight seasonal drift in the Julian calendar.  First, the end of the year was moved from February 28th to December 31st.  A number of days were skipped to accomodate all the extra Leap Days that had occured since Caesar's time, and he creates a new calculation for Leap Day: three leap days are omitted every 400 years.  If the year is divisible by 100 (i.e. a century year), then it is a Leap Year if the year is divisible by 400. (So 2000 was a Leap Year, but 1900 was not.)  


Courtesy of international Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies. LeapYearDay.com

About Karen- the Organizer

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I am Karen Tinsley-Sroka and I was born on February 29, 1976. I currently live in Belleville, Illinois with my 2 girls, Madison and Molly, and my little Bichon, Bella. Being a Leap Year Day Baby for me has been AMAZING.  My parents always told me that my birthday was one way that I was different than everyone else.  And they were right!  I had only ever met 2 other people in my life who shared the same birthday before I joined several Leap Year Day Baby Facebook groups in 2017. I always hoped ONE DAY I would be in a position to facilitate sharing a birthday celebration with other Leap Year Day Babies!  I totally want my next birthday to be EPIC! I want to meet (and hug if you’re a hugger) as MANY Leap Day Baby(ies) as I can!  When I finally came to grips with the idea that I could organize this cruise I started looking for any other types of events that were happening over the 29th of February 2020. 

A Leap Year Day Cruise sounded fantastic! There were several cruises to choose from- but making the cruise the most affordable for the most amount of people was my goal!  Which is how I chose Carnival Sunrise Cruise.

Other Event Details

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  *CARNIVAL- Sunrise (Formerly Triumph)- Bahamas- 

*4 Nights departs Ft Lauderdale, FL

 27 Feb 2020. 

*2 people per room minimum. 3rd and 4th passenger rates are available. (will assist singles if they wish to room-mate)

*$25 down payment per person. Final payment is due Dec 2019. 

*Travel Insurance is available for add'l fee.

*Weather expected to be 76-86 Degrees F.

*Pinned thread in the Facebook discussion has current rate info. *Rates displayed are NOT guaranteed.  
*Passport required or Enhanced Driver’s License with a Certified copy of your Birth Certificate
*Actively seeking sponsorship interest!
*Documentary crew booked. Company owned by a Leapling Chris Lane (Leapling Films out of UK)
*Family friendly- I'm bringing my 2 kids! 11 & 14 year old girls.
*1 overnight stay back on shore at port at a hotel and with a farewell gathering (details still TBD). 

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Your support and contributions will enable us to provide Cruise Scholarships to those Leap Day Babies who may not be able to afford it. 


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