Why add a "leap day" to a dreary month like February instead of a warm summer month. Cruel joke?
I personally could easily handle an additional day in summer, but to stretch out a cold and dull and blah month like February seems to be somebody being deliberately cruel to the world...
I actually just wrote a leap day hub with the history and whatnot that explains why. In a nutshell it was designed this way because of the timing of the vernal equinox
I agree, February is too long already and what's with that extra "R"? It is unclear exactly why February is short. Some say because there was an unpleasant religious observance associated with that month. Nonetheless it was the shortest month before Julius Caesar fooled around with the calendar. When leap year was needed it was decided to add it back to the shortest month, February. At the time, February was the last month in the religious year, so it was decided to add the leap day onto the last month of the year. I am thankful for the extra day because it gives me extra time to reflect on how unproductive I am with extra time.
Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November,
February has twenty-eight alone,
All the rest have thirty-one;
Excepting leap year, that 's the time
When February's days are twenty-nine;
And though the winter months seem to forever last,
Tonight at twelve, February too shall pass!
lol...I agree as I sit here in the midst of a February 29th snowstorm!!! Give me 32 days in July instead
if you lived in the southern hemisphere then it is summertime
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Some months have 30 days, some months have 31 days; how many have 28?
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by L M 9 years ago
Why February has 28 day? why not March or December or any other month?
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