Tuesday, 17 February 2015
A special February
This month of February is a special one.
It is special for me because I'm working on another big project (to be revealed soon).
So busy was I that I did not even have the time to bake for Valentine's Day, but I will make something special after I'm finished my work.
An interesting tidbit of information.
Apparently this February 2015 is VERY SPECIAL.
Why???Because it has four full 7-day weeks.
4 Sundays, 4 Mondays, 4 Tuesdays, 4 Wednesdays, 4 Thursdays, 4 Fridays, and 4 Saturdays.
February is the only month that this occurs once every six years and twice every eleven years consecutively.
Did you know that it is also the only month of the year that can pass without a single full moon? Yep.
It is the only month that has a leap year. What's the big deal with a leap year anyway?
We need leap years to keep our calendar correct....it's as simple as that.
The actual length of a year is equal to the revolution of the Earth around the Sun (365.2422 days). If we didn't have leap years, the seasons would shift about a quarter of a day every year.
After 100 years the seasons would be off by 25 days, the leap year adjusts this drift.....catch my drift?
The next leap year is February 2016.
A person born in a leap year on February 29th is known as a "leapling", and I truly would not want to be a "leapling" and only have the opportunity to celebrate my birthday every four years....no way!
Well it seems as if February is pretty special after all, but I like my month of June wayyyy better.