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Its a Leap Year This Year 2008

Year 2008 is a leap year because the last day in February is 29. But what is a leap year? I don't know what is it. Let me check the web.

What is leap year, anyway?

According to the ultimate source in the web which is Wikipedia, a leap year is a year containing one or more extra days order to keep the calendar year synchronised with the astronomical or seasonal year. For example, in the Gregorian calendar, February would have 29 days in a leap year instead of the usual 28.

Why?

Because, according to Wikipedia, seasons and astronomical events do not repeat at an exact number of full days, a calendar which had the same number of days in each year would, over time, drift with respect to the event it was supposed to track. By occasionally inserting an additional day or month into the year, the drift can be corrected.

So that is a leap year. Now, I know about leap year.

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