The date today is nothing more than a number. We don't have an "extra" day or a "free" day-our lives are not enriched by the date of February 29th one iota.
I think that February 29th should always be a holiday. After all, it only happens once every four years, so why not? Employers will still get the same number of days labor out of all their employees, and no one will suffer for it. So why not make it a true "free day" for everyone? And that means ALL businesses closed, including retail stores. No "Leap Day Sales" or other excuses to make money, and it would become more of a true holiday, the way that Labor Day was. It would be a family day for hiking or driving. It could be a day for reading a book, or creating art. Even grocery stores and movie theaters would be closed. We would actually have to spend the day enjoying each other's company...or enjoying the peace and quiet of an empty house.
Now, I think it's such a good idea that I wonder....how do we achieve this before the next leap year in 2020?