IMAGINE only celebrating your real birthday on the correct date once every four years.

That is the case for Ariana Young-Kelleher, from Leigh, who turns four today, Saturday, February 29 – the extra date added to a leap year.

She was born at Warrington Hospital in 2016 at 12.12am and is believed to be the first "leapling" Leigh baby born that year.

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Ariana when she was born

To celebrate her birthday, Ariana will be treated to a party at The Abbey in Leigh which will include a children's entertainer and a DJ.

Her mum Lisa Young, 26, said: "We wanted to go all out and have a big party to celebrate with friends and family as it is a special date for Ariana.

"She is looking forward to it.

"We celebrated her second and third birthdays on March 1.

"We are also going on holiday to Florida."

Popular Ariana, who has an older brother Ryley, nine, has come a long way since she arrived in the world weighing 7lb 1.5oz.

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Ryley carries his baby sister

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Ariana Young-Kelleher

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Lisa said: "Ariana is such a sassy, confident little girl who loves to laugh and is adored by many.

"She goes to Little Rainbows 2 Nursery on East Bond Street and has been going to JD Stars Morris Dancing Troupe for four months."