That’s what Anthony, Texas calls itself.
Population of 5,000 in El Paso County, it is the first town encountered in Texas when traveling eastbound on I-10 from New Mexico.
Back in 1988 local resident Mary Ann Brown and her neighbor Birdie Lewis, both born on a leap day, approached the Chamber of Commerce with the idea of a leap year festival and a leap year birthday club for those born on a leap day.
Since then Anthony (partnering with neighboring Anthony, NM) has thrown birthday festivals every leap year for people born on February 29. People throughout the USA and overseas travel to this tiny town to take part in parades, birthday dinners, and hot air balloon lifts.
Participants range from babies celebrating their first birthday to people in their 90s celebrating another leap day birthday. In 1992 a man registered his 104-year-old mother, born on a leap day, for the festival.