Leap year girl turns eight - or is it two?

  • 29 February 2012

Suzy is celebrating her eighth birthday today but in one way, she is just two years old!

That's because she was born on 29 February during a leap year.

February normally has 28 days. But every four years, in what's known as a leap year, it has an extra one - the 29th.

So even though Suzy has been alive for 8 years, she has only been able to celebrate on her actual birthday twice - making her 'two'!

People born on the 29th of February are called leaplings.