LIME REALTY GROUP figures it’s an interesting time to talk about what makes February 29th such an interesting day, so here’s a little bit about what makes this day so interesting…

Leap year is also known as an intercalary year or a bissextile year.  It’s a year containing one additional day added to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year.  Because seasons and astronomical events do not repeat a whole number of days, calendars that have the same number of days in each year drift over time with respect to the event that the year is supposed to track.  By inserting an additional day into the year, the drift can be corrected.  A year that is not a leap year is called a common year.

The name Leap Year comes from the fact that while a fixed date in the calendar normally advances one day of the week from one year to the next, the day of the week in the 12 months following the leap day (from March 1 through February 28 of the following year) will advance two days due to the extra day; thus leaping over one of the days in the week.  For example, Christmas was on a Tuesday in 2001, Wednesday in 2002 and Thursday in 2003, but then leapt over Friday to fall on Saturday in 2004.

It’s an interesting occurrence and a fun fact to learn more about.  Do a google search or check out Wikipedia for more information about this interesting event that only happens once every four years.

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