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The Last Time ‘Leap Day’, i.e., February 29, Fell On A Saturday Was 1992; Last ‘Leap Day’ Was In 2016.

by Anura Guruge


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The last Leap Day, 2016. Click to ENLARGE.


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How exciting. Another ‘Leap Day‘. At best, if we are lucky, we get them every 4-years. But, as you can see above, they will not get a ‘Leap Day‘ in 2100. Some of YOU might be around for that. Not that far ahead.

Last ‘Leap Day’, obviously, was 4-years ago, to the DAY, in 2016.

Got to go back a fair ways to find when the last ‘Leap Day’ was on a Saturday. Wow. 1992. I remember 1992. My son was born in May of that year.


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by Anura Guruge


Why It Is Called “Leap Day” & “Leap Year” — February 29, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


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The ‘Leap’, as in tomorrow’s February 29 “Leap Day“, refers to the fact that on Leap Years a given day LEAPS over one day of the week to break the nice, year-to-year sequence we have in Non-Leap Years.

So pick any date. I chose Christmas BUT any date works (other than Feb. 29 (of course). See the pattern in non-Leap Years. If Christmas fell on a Friday one year, and the next year was NOT a Leap Year, Christmas would fall on Saturday. That is true for all dates. BUT if it is a Leap Year, rather than falling on Saturday it will fall on Sunday (as will be the case this year). Christmas Date LEAPED over Saturday. Hence the ‘Leap’.

This concept of ‘Leap’ is not used in all cultures and languages. Some prefer the more technical intercalary year (year with ‘interposed’ or ‘inserted’ day) or a bissextile year (having to do with the old Roman practice known of “twice sixth”).


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by Anura Guruge