Actions gives employees day off for Leap Day

Posted at 10:44 AM, Feb 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-29 10:44:53-05

Online retailer Zappos has given its employees a paid day off for Leap Day, and wants to see other companies do the same. 

Zappos has launched an online petition on to get Leap Day declared a national holiday. The goal is to get at least 100,000 signatures, according to a news release. 

For the first time ever, the Zappos call center will be closed through midnight Feb. 29 (Pacific time). The company says it wants its employees to #TaketheLeap by using the extra 24 hours to do something they've always wanted to do. 

Two Zappos employees are even getting married Feb. 29, with CEO Tony Hsieh officiating. 

RELATED: Leaping into marriage: Couples choose Leap Day for memorable wedding date

To follow along with Zappos' Leap Day adventures, search #TaketheLeap on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

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