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Colonial Capital Tours Leaps For Leap Year!

February 29, 2016

LeapYear

Colonial Capital Tours (www.colonialcapitaltours.com) asks why is today February 29 and not March 1? 2016 is a leap year consisting of 366 days. Leap year occurs once every 4 years.

Our earth circles around the sun once every 365.242 days.  Our Gregorian calendar has only 365 days in it (named after Pope Gregory XIII; 1582). If we did not add a day to our calendar once every 4 years, then our calendar would be off approximately 1 month every 100 years!

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