Today is Leap day the 29th of February and Google is celebrating it with a jumping doodle. February 29th is an extra day added and occurs once every 4 years. The month, which usually have 28 days, this has an extra one day to make it 29 days.
Google in its official website, while celebrating the day, wrote;
Notice anything different about today? Let’s jump right into it!
Today’s Doodle is jumping for joy on Leap Day, the 29th day of February that only occurs about every four years, to keep our calendars in alignment with the Earth and sun.
We HOP you have a good one—Happy Leap Day!
The Leap year was introduced by Roman emperor Julius Caesar after who the Julian calendar was named after. Leap Day also helps keep calendars in alignment with the Earth and the sun.
The Earth takes approximately 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 45 seconds to complete revolving around the Sun. The Gregorian calendar has only 365 days in a year. To collect this, an extra day was added once every four years. Google doodle was specially designed to mark this day. The next leap year will be in 2024.