Leap Day 2012!

by on Feb.29, 2012, under Syndicated from the Web

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Happy Leap Day!

February 29 is a date that usually occurs every four years, and is called leap day. This day is added to the calendar in leap years as a corrective measure, because the earth does not orbit around the sun in precisely 365 days.
February 29, known as a leap day in the Gregorian calendar, is a date that occurs in most years that are evenly  divisible by 4, such as 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Years that are evenly divisible by 100 do not contain a leap day, with the exception of years that are evenly divisible by 400, which do contain a leap day; thus 1900 did not contain a leap day while 2000 did. Years containing a leap day are called leap years. February 29 is the 60th day of the Gregorian calendar in such a year, with 306 days remaining until the end of that year.
More about Leap Day can be found HERE and HERE too!

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