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Happy Leap Day/Year 2024

Happy Leap Day/Year 2024! :)

Leap years were created to keep the calendar in sync.

February 29 has also evolved to be somewhat of a holiday (especially for the roughly 5 million people around the world who have a leap birthday).

It may seem straightforward, but the math behind a leap day goes beyond an extra 24 hours every four years. For example, did you know that it is not actually every four years? Years divisible by 100 are not leap years, unless they are also divisible by 400. 2000 was a leap year, but 2100 will not be. Enjoy the "extra day" in Feb. 2024! :)


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