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Every four years, we get an extra day—February 29th—to add to the calendar. While its purpose is merely to keep the calendar in balance (since the Earth doesn’t orbit around the sun in exactly 365 days), many people consider Leap Day to have spiritual significance. It is thought to be particularly significant in terms of love. Historically, this was the only day in the calendar on which a woman could ask a man to marry them. Whilst this is clearly an outdated concept, it could be argued that every day spent with your partner can be considered special, so there’s no harm in celebrating this day that comes around just once every four years.


Be Adventurous

Book an adventure date that challenges you both! Whether you choose to go rock climbing, off-road driving, or go up a high ropes course, choose something that takes you out of your comfort zone.

It can feel even more meaningful if you choose an activity which symbolises the leap that you want to make together.


Create a Time Capsule

Fill it with meaningful items and either bury it somewhere (make sure it will be weatherproof) or perhaps hide it somewhere in the house such as a cupboard you don’t use often or the loft.

Splurge on a spa day.


There’s no better way to relax with the one you love than to book yourselves a treatment and spend some time together in a relaxing and serene environment.


Cook a special meal

To make it interesting, you can both choose a couple of the main ingredients and then search out choices that incorporate all four of these ingredients. This turns dinner into a fun activity that you can both share.


Visit a place you have never visited before

The end of February tends to be a less expensive time to travel and taking a holiday together can allow you to learn more about each other. It also provides quality time together without the usual interruptions of day to day life.


Luxurious Dining

February 29th is the perfect opportunity to dust off that expensive bottle of wine or champagne you’ve been saving for a special occasion and to make an event out of drinking it. Alternatively, why not book a table at the restaurant you’ve been keen to visit. There are a lot of excellent places to dine in the Harrogate area.


Vow Renewal

Renew your vows to each other. This does not need to involve an elaborate event and is not exclusively for married couples. Taking the time to speak about the promises you have made to each other and what you plan to do together in the future can be a lovely way to celebrate and consolidate your relationship with each other.


Create goals for the next four years

Create goals for the next four years. This allows you to start a healthy discussion about how you see the future with each other. And whilst no one can predict the future this can be a lovely way to show how much you mean to your partner and how you wish them to continue to be part of your life.

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