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Happy Leap Year Day!

February 29th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

February 29 is a leap day, an intercalary date added periodically to create leap years in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the 60th day of a leap year in both calendars, and 306 days remain until the end of the leap year. 

What would happen if there was no leap day?
Eventually, nothing good in terms of when major events fall, when farmers plant and how seasons align with the sun and the moon. "Without the leap years, after a few hundred years we will have summer in November," said Younas Khan, a physics instructor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.