Leap Year: How the World Makes Up for Lost Time

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Date: February 28th, 2008

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Friday, February 29, marks leap day, a day that’s added to the month of February almost every four years—that is, every leap year—to keep the modern calendar in line with the celestial cycles that frame it.
But where did leap year come from? How does it work? And have other cultures, with their own systems for tracking time, needed to use it, too?
The short answer is: Yes. Think of leap year as the little trick the world uses to make up for lost time. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceSmall Flower
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