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Why do we need to add 'leap day' on February 29 every four years?

Emma Horn
February 26 2024 - 7:11am
Why is February 29 added to the calendar every four years, and what would happen if it wasn't there?
Why is February 29 added to the calendar every four years, and what would happen if it wasn't there?

Every four years, an extra day is added to the calendar as February 29. We call this the 'leap day'.

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Emma Horn

Emma Horn

Supervising producer

Supervising producer of the national video team. Former features and weekender writer for The Daily Advertiser. Now based in the NSW Hunter region. Small, quiet, and a student of the Julie Bishop School Of Staring. Usually dressed in something colourful, always snacking on something homemade. Friend to most mothers and all dogs. Got stories? Get in touch. emma.horn@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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