Isn’t it exciting celebrating a random date of the calendar? =p
Anyone knows what calendar we are actually using? Heard of Gregorian Calendar?
Most of us are using the Gregorian Calendar now. The Gregorian calendar is an adaptation of the Julian Calendar:
The Gregorian calendar system … (adopted) the following leap year rule:
Every year that is exactly divisible by four is a leap year, except for years that are exactly divisible by 100; the centurial years that are exactly divisible by 400 are still leap years. For example, the year 1900 is not a leap year; the year 2000 is a leap year.
In the Julian calendar, all years exactly divisible by 4 were leap years.
And that means 2008 , being divisible by 4 and not by 100, is a leap year! Happy New Leap Year everyone!