Now, the solar calendar is the one which most of the countries on the globe use. However, there are some countries which use both the solar and the lunar calendar, especially in the Orient. China and Korea are representative among them.
A leap year in the solar calendar system, which occurs every four years, has 366 days. But a leap year in the lunar calendar system comes every three years and has 13 months, instead of 12 months. This additional month is called a leap month. In the lunar calendar, now it is leap March, the second March of this year.
One interesting thing is that in Chinese culture, a leap month is considered as an unlucky month for doing as little as possible. In contrast, in Korean culture, it is regarded as an extraordinary month when good outcomes will come whatever you may try to do.
Though it is the same period of time, the ways to assign and interpret are completely different. Of course, it is not about which is right or wrong. It is just a difference in old tradition and culture.
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