What is Leap Day and why does it come in 4 years only?

Today is 29 February 2020 and this day is very special because it is Leap Year Day 2020 . But do you know what is this Leap Year / Day and why does it come every 4 years? Why is February 29 days after four years? You will get the answers of all these questions in this post.

You are reading this post, meaning you want to know about leap year day. Here we will tell you everything about what a leap day is, why it happens and how it affects our lives.

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Why is the month of February 28 or 29 days? Why is the month of February this year 29 days? You will find answers to all these questions in this article.

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What is leap day? What is Leap Day in Hindi

February 29, also known as leap day or leap year day, is a date that is added to most years that are divided by 4, such as 2016, 2020 and 2024, etc.

Like 2020 can be divided by 4, ie it will be 29 days instead of 28 February. Now this opportunity will come after four years i.e. in 2024. This is called Leap Year Leap Year.

Simply put, the year divided by 4 is called Leap Year and its 29 February is called Leap Day. Generally there are 28 days in Farbari every year and 365 days in a year.

That is why we can say that leap year is called that which consists of 366 days of the year. It comes once every four years. This year is the leap year. This time February will be 29 days.

Why does this happen?

The Earth rotates the Sun on its axis. It takes 365 days and 6 hours to complete a roundabout. Since this additional time of 6 hours is not recorded, it becomes more than one day every four years.

24 hours a day. A day is made in 4 years for 6 hours per year. In this case, every four years, in the month of February, the balance is added by adding this one extra day.

How do you find out what a leap year is?

This question must have come in your mind that whether a year is a leap year or not, how would it be known, then let us tell you about it in detail.

For any year to be a leap year, it is necessary to fulfill these two conditions.

  • The first is that the particular year can be divided by the number of four. For example, 2000 can be divided by 4. Similarly, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and now this new year 2020 are also included in the same sequence.
  • The second condition is that if a year is divisible by the number of 100, then it is not a leap year but if the same year is completely divided by the number of 400 then it is called a leap year.

For example, the number 1300 is divided by 100 but cannot be divided by 400. Similarly, 2000 can be divided by 100 but it is also completely divided by 400, so it will be called leap year.

What is the effect of leap day on our life?

You must be thinking that what effect does this leap year have on our lives? Let us also tell you about it. People who are born on February 29, can celebrate their birthday once in 4 years.

That is, a person born on 29 February will have to be 100 years old to celebrate his 25th birthday. Although he celebrates his birthday on February 28, but in government papers, February 29 is his actual birthday.

Similarly, employees who take full month’s salary by working till 28 February every year, have to work extra one day in this month. There are many other things that affect this one extra day.

For example, former Prime Minister of India, Sw. Morarji Desai, Superman, Rukmini Devi Arundale was born in the leap year itself. All of them have to wait 4 years to celebrate their birthday.

In conclusion,

In this article we learned what is leap day, what is leap year and why it comes every 4 years. Hope you have liked this information very much.

Now you must have understood this very well that the special year that comes once in four years is called the leap year, the leap year consists of 366 days of the year. It is one day more than the previous 3 years.

The upcoming leap years are as follows, 2024, 2028, 2032, 2036, 2040, 2044, 2048, 2052, 2056, 2060, 2064, 2068, 2072, 2076, 2080, 2084, 2088, 2092, 2096, 3000 etc.


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