Facts to reflect upon in a Leap Year

February 29, a date that occurs once in four years defines a year as a leap year. According to the Georgian calendar, a year is identified as a leap year if it is divisible by number four like 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016. Unlike the routine years, a leap year has 366 days. Ever wondered how did it happen? From where did this extra day appear in the month of February? It may sound strange but it is believed that Julius Caesar’s astronomer added an extra day to simplify the calendar and keep it in sync. And the reason for it being added only in the month of February is because it is the last month of Roman calendar. (more…)

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