Thursday, February 29, 2024

Leap Year

It doesn’t take the Earth exactly 365 days to orbit the sun … the average year takes 365.2422 days … so calendars occasionally to add an extra day to keep things in synch … the 29the of February … an extra day to study Black history.

The rule is for adding this day, leap date: if the year is divisible by 4, add it … unless divisible by 100, don’t add it. Not done yet … if year is divisible by 400 … like 2000 … ignore the 100 rule and add it.

Clear as mud? And for those born on this adjustment (leap) day, make up your own birthday celebration rule!


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