1. The belief, incorrectly, is that leap year comes once every four years. The fact is, that is true only if the year can be divided by 400.
2. Without the added leap year, the Northern hemisphere will be celebrating Christmas in the middle of summer, in a matter of centuries.
3. According to the calendar we currently use, we have had Leap Year for the last 2000 years.
4. We use Leap years to keep our calendar in sync with the seasons. Leap years have 366 days, not the usual 365, this happens because it takes the earth 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 45 seconds to circle the sun, adding approximately 6 hours a year, or one day every four years. The extra day was added to February, the shortest month, keeping the calendar in alignment with earth's revolutions around the sun.
5. Yearlings are someone with a Leap Day birthday. If that is you, on non-leap years, do you celebrate your birthday on February 28th or March 1st? Is that something you enjoy, or is it annoying? Whatever your personal experience, I hope you celebrate and don't wait around for that leap year to do so.
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See you there, Pk.