Yes or no? Is it possible to have a wedding in a leap year?
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Yes or no? Is it possible to have a wedding in a leap year?

Are you getting married this year and worried about bad luck? Well, fear not my dear friends because we've got all the answers for you! In this article, we'll be tackling some  of the scariest wedding traditions, including whether or not it's possible to have a wedding in a leap year. And for those curious about celebrity marriages, we've got you covered as well.

Get ready for a fun and informative read  that will leave you feeling confident about your upcoming nuptials.

Superstition lives and thrives

Doubts visit not only you - according to official data from the Federal State Statistics Service, every leap year there is a decrease in the number of marriages by 5-15% of the usual number, and these are tens and hundreds of thousands of couples.

Many do not even wonder if it is possible to have a wedding in a leap year, immediately transferring it to the next one. Signs say that in a family created at a “bad” time, there will be discord and quarrels, betrayals and illnesses. However, there is still no quantitative confirmation of the reliability of these beliefs.

What is a leap year?

In order to get rid of the fear of a leap year, it is worth understanding what it is all about. There is nothing mystical and sinister in it, it was invented to help you and me!

We are used to thinking that the Earth makes a revolution around the Sun in 365 days, which add up to one calendar year. But it is not. The Earth makes a complete revolution in 365 days + ¼ day.

Thousands of years ago, this quarter was discarded for simplicity, which led to shifts in the seasons, because the “extra” hours did not disappear anywhere, they added up to lost days and weeks.Then Julius Caesar decided that the calendar should be kept 365 days a year, but every fourth year will contain an additional, 366th day - February 29th. This day is designed to compensate for the discarded hours, which in four years just add up to a full day.

That's all, no magic, mysterious and inexplicable phenomena. Leap year was invented by people for their own convenience.

Is it possible to have a wedding in a leap year? Celebrities answer

There is no data that would confirm or refute the fact that families created this year are different from others. We collected our statistics and check if there are celebrities whose marriage, concluded in a leap year, turned out to be strong? Yes! A few examples:

actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson got married in 1988. They have been together for 31 years and have two sons.

Famous Marty McFly from the Back to the Future trilogy, whose real name is Michael J. Fox, married Tracy Pollan in the same 1988. The couple has four children, and Tracy still helps her husband and supports him in the fight against Parkinson's disease.

Singer Sting and Trudy Styler became a family in 1992 and have already lived together for 27 years. The couple is raising two daughters.

Wolverine, dancer and great actor Hugh Jackman has been happily married to an actress for 23 years Deborroy-Lee Furness. They have two adopted children. Leap Year Full Movie

The wedding took place in 1996.

actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones got married in 2000. Michael and Katherine have been together for 19 years, during which they managed to raise two children, beat the cancer found in Michael and not give up in the fight against Katherine's bipolar disorder, which manifested itself several years ago.

Beyonce and Jay Z - almost the most famous and rich couple of show business. They did not wonder if it was possible to get married on a leap year, but simply did it in 2008. Three children are growing up in the family.

Justin Timberlake found happiness with an actress Jessica Biel, marrying her in 2012. The couple has a son.

Hollywood actor with the role of hero-lover Matthew McConaughey surprised everyone by marrying in 2012 to Camile Alves. The couple have been together for 7 years and have three children.

So, is it possible to have a wedding in a leap year? Yes! The family will be strong and loving if you and your loved one want to do everything for this.

And it does not matter what day, month and year will be written in the marriage certificate.

The title photo and the first two are by Emma Hill Film & Photography. The rest are Getty Images, Daily Mail, Architectural Digest, Google.

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