A leap year is a year containing one additional day added to keep the calendar
year .... The Roman calendar originated as a lunisolar calendar and named many
of its days after the syzygies of the mo...
Feb 19, 2014 ... Nearly every four years, we add an extra day to the calendar in the form of
February 29, also known as Leap Day. Put simply, these additiona...
Feb 29, 2016 ... Is 2016 a leap year? A leap year has 366 days, as opposed to a common year,
which has 365. We add a leap day – February 29 – nearly every ...
Julius Caesar was behind the origins of a leap year to allow the established
Roman yearly calendar keep pace with the actual rotation of the earth around the
Feb 29, 2012 ... Once every four years in February, we're rewarded with a little gift: an extra day at
the end of the month before we have to pay the rent. And for ...
Feb 8, 2012 ... If you've been anywhere near a calendar, you know that 2012 is a leap year, but
you may not know why or how it started. However,
Feb 29, 2016 ... As we all know, February 29 is leap year. But what many don't know is that there
is a Jewish history behind that extra day…and a number of ...
Feb 26, 2016 ... Leap year's origins go back to ancient astronomy. The Egyptians created a 365-
day solar calendar but realized it wasn't accurate and also ...
Feb 29, 2012 ... This means that 1900 was not a Leap Year, but 2000 was! Origins and History of
Leap Day. The Ancient Egyptians were the first to discover the ...
Feb 29, 2012 ... 2016 is a leap year in the Gregorian calendar, making it an appropriate time to
consider the origin of this rather puzzling term.