February 29: A rare day of calendar...

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February 29: A rare day of calendar

 Feature Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:23 AM, 29 February 2020  

Today is 29th February

Today is 29th February

Today is 29th February of the leap year 2020. Those whose birthday is today they are likely happier this day comes every four years. It is also called the rare day of the calendar. Why February 29 doesn’t it come every year? your mind may create this question. We will tell that story today.

As the Bengali nation we have our own calendar although the English calendar is used more in daily life globally. What we commonly call the English calendar, is basically a Gregorian calendar where every month is calculated either 30 days or 31 days except February. This month is calculated for just 28 days. And every four years, when the leap year (leap year) comes, the number of days increases to 29.

In the Gregorian calendar, each year is made of 365 days. But it excludes six hours every year, that becomes almost a day (24 hours) after four years. So the fourth year is counted with 366 days instead of 365 days. This extra day is added to February. According to the Gregorian calendar, an additional day is added to the Bengali month Falgun. For example, 2016 was a leap year and the Falgun month was counted 29 days.