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 ...
Feb 28, 2016 ... Called the Gregorian calendar, this new system said that no century year (like
1900) would be a leap year except for centuries divisible by 400 ...
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 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 ...
Leap Year. Written for the KidsKnowit Network by: Meredith Tennant. This year,
2012, is a leap year. What does that mean? Leap year happens every four years.
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 ... 2016 is a leap year in the Gregorian calendar, making it an appropriate time to
consider the origin of this rather puzzling term.
Jan 28, 2015 ... This lesson will explain what the leap year is, why it was instituted, and why we
bother using it compared to an alternative calendar that would...