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Happy Leap Day

Today is something special. A Leap Day that comes around only every four years or so. February gets an extra day to help sync up our calendar. A year is 365 days — but it takes a little longer than that for the Earth to complete its orbit around the sun. So that’s why we have leap year, but there is an exception. It happens only in century years that are divisible by 400. So 2000 was a leap year, 1900 was not. More... Read More →

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Jean Youn: Is it May or March again?

February this year has 29 days, instead of 28, because it is a leap year which comes every four years. 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. The solar calendar year has 365 days, but the lunar year has only 354 days. In other words, the lunar calendar is shorter that the solar one by 11 days. A... Read More →

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