A leap year is any year with 366 days instead of the usual 365 days. A “leap day” in 2024 will fall on Thursday, February 29th. Why Leap Year? The short explanation for why we need leap years is that our calendar needs to stay aligned with the astronomical seasons. It was the ancient Egyptians who first figured out that the solar year and the calendar year didn't always match up. How come? Because it takes the Earth a little longer than a year to travel around the Sun — 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds, to be exact/ 365.25 days approximately. The Romans first designated February 29 as leap day, but a more precise formula (still in use today) was adopted in the 16th century when the Gregorian calendar fine-tuned the calculations to include a leap day in years only divisible by four - 2020, 2024, 2028, 2032, etc. What does this mean for us? 24 hours more to make a year memorable 24 hours more to make a year countable 24 hours more to treat yourself (self-care) within a year! Get adjusted with Park Avenue Chiropractic.
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