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  • Why does February have 28 days?

  • Many centuries back, a Roman King called Numa made a calendar according to 12 lunar cycles.

  • Which approximately take 354 days.

  • But as even numbers were considered unlucky, Numa rounded off days to 355.

  • He also made each month odd-numbered, leaving one month.

  • that is Februaries with 28 days to reach the total of 355.

  • But as the earth takes 365.24 days to travel around the sun.

  • Seasons and weather conditions started mismatching with the 355-day calendar.

  • Then came Julius Caesar who decided to follow the solar calendar of the Egyptians.

  • That had Januarius and Februaries in the beginning.

  • He made the calendar into 365 days by adding days in each month except February.

  • As still 0.24 days were pending each year, after every 4 years, he added 1 day to February.

  • Making it a leap year.

  • Thus, February has 28 days except during leap year.

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    Yukiko posted on 2019/02/07
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