The year 2020 is a leap year and Google Doodle today celebrates the leap day, which takes place every four years. The leap day is an additional day – February 29th – that is added to the calendar every four years. It also helps keep calendars aligned with the earth and the sun.
A leap day occurs in years that are a multiple of four or can be divided equally by 400. The date – February 29 – is added to most years that are divisible by 4, e.g. B. 2016, 2020 and 2024.
After four years, 2020 has come with this one additional day in February, which increases the calendar from 365 days a year to 366. This additional day is called "leap day".
The leap day is observed when the Earth's rotation around the sun takes about six hours longer than 365 whole days.
A leap day is added in various solar calendars (calendars based on the Earth's revolution around the sun), including the Gregorian calendar standard in most parts of the world. Lunisolar calendars (months based on the phases of the moon) instead add a jumping or intermediate month.
When you consider that the leap day takes place every four years, people around the world watch the day with bizarre traditions, folklore and superstition.
Every person who was born on a leap day is called "jumping". The Guinness Book of Records states that there are leap day world record holders who both belong to the same family and produce three successive generations who were born on February 29th.
According to folklore, the weather in a leap year always changes on Friday.