Join us to celebrate Leap Year 2020 with a breakfast on Leap Day!
Why Are Leap Years Necessary?
Adding an extra day every four years keeps our calendar aligned correctly with the astronomical seasons, since a year according to the Gregorian calendar (365 days) and a year according to Earth’s orbit around the Sun (approximately 365.25 days) are not the exact same length of time. Without this extra day, our calendar and the seasons would gradually get out of sync. (Keep reading for a longer explanation.)
Because of this extra day, a leap year has 366 days instead of 365. Additionally, a leap year does not end and begin on the same day of the week, as a non–leap year does.
How Do You Know If It’s a Leap Year?
Generally, a leap year happens every four years, which, thankfully, is a fairly simple pattern to remember. However, there is a little more to it than that.
Here are the rules of leap years:
- A year may be a leap year if it is evenly divisible by 4.
- Years that are divisible by 100 (century years such as 1900 or 2000) cannot be leap years unless they are also divisible by 400. (For this reason, the years 1700, 1800, and 1900 were not leap years, but the years 1600 and 2000 were.)
If a year satisfies both the rules above, then it is a leap year.
Why Is 2020 a Leap Year?
2020 happens to follow the rules of leap years:
- 2020 divided by 4 equals 505 with no remainder.
- 2020 is not a century year, so it does not need to be divisible by 100 or 400.
Therefore, 2020 abides by the rules of leap years and will have an extra day added to it: Saturday, February 29.
Where: O'Galito, Shop 103, Centurion Lake Mall, Embankment Rd & Lenchen Avenue North
When: 08:00 until 10:00
No purchase is required to attend the event, however, any refreshments ordered are for your own account.
Please log your "Will Attend" no later than 28 February so that enough seating is secured.