[29\FEB] Leap Year

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A leap year consists of 366 days, as opposed to a common year, which has 365 days.

Why do we need Leap Years?

Leap Years are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth’s revolutions around the sun. It takes the Earth approximately 365.242199 days – or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds (a tropical year) – to circle once around the Sun.

Note: The illustration is not to scale. However, the Gregorian calendar has only 365 days in a year, so if we didn’t add a day on February 29 nearly every 4 years, we would lose almost six hours off our calendar every year. After only 100 years, our calendar would be off by approximately 24 days!

Leap Years 2008 – 2032

Year February 29 – day of the week
2008 Friday
2012 Wednesday
2016 Monday
2020 Saturday
2024 Thursday
2028 Tuesday
2032 Sunday

Read more about it [CLICK HERE]

so enjoy this day as much as you can :p it’s a one day that happens every 4 year, i think people should get married this day so they won’t have an anniversary every year and they’ll have to wait 4 years to spice things up haha.

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