In City Folk, a notice will also be left on the Bulletin Board.
In New Leaf, the player is presented with Isabelle upon loading the game. She will remember that it is Leap Day and wonders if any celebrations are planned. Since there are none, she will shout "HAPPY LEAP DAY!" to the player. Isabelle will conclude her speech by wishing the player back in four years. Throughout the day, villagers may bring up leap day during a conversation.