The Origin of Leap Year

The leap year also known as the bisextile year happens every four years and adds a 29th day to the month of february. This day is added to keep the calender year synchronized with an astronomical year. When an extra day is added it helps keep this connected in the astronomical respect. People often like to joke that those who are born on February 29th only have a birthday every four years and don’t actually get older, but thats not really the case. No matter a 29th day or not people still get older each year. You just can’t not get older. But it’s fun to believe that people who born in a leap year only age every four years. If that were true they would have a much longer life. But life just doesn’t work that way. But its an interesting day if you consider it.

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