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How Many Weeks in a Years

## How Many Weeks in a Year

You probably fantasize about an extra six weeks of vacation every single year, without feeling guilty because you used to call those things days. But how far back would we have to go to make this dream a reality? And how can we make it a reality now, without waiting a century?

## *an Extra Note About Leap Years...

Leap years exist to correct a small margin of error in our annual calendars. A complete orbit of the sun actually takes Earth 365 days and 5 hours, 48 minutes. To compensate for the extra time, every 4 years we add an extra day to the calendar to maintain accuracy (otherwise we would be out by 24 more days every century). (Source: www.thecalculatorsite.com)

## ** Talking of Time Travel...

In 1752, Europe was using the more accurate Gregorian calendar, which we still use today, but Britain was dragging its heels with the Julian calendar. The big switch happened in September that year, but to catch up with everyone else and to correct the accrued inaccuracy of the Julian calendar, English folk went to bed on Wednesday 2nd September 1752, and woke up on Thursday 14th September 1752. Some sources claim that members of the public rioted, outraged that their lives had been 'shortened' by 11 days! If you want to know how many days have passed since that big switch, by the way, give our days between dates calculator a try. (Source: www.thecalculatorsite.com)

## How Many Weeks in a Year?

An astronomical year equals approximately 365,242 days. According to the Gregorian calendar we used, it was accepted as 1 year 365 days, but according to the astronomical calendar, we add 6 hours and 4 years once in February. Meanwhile, leap year occurs once in 4 years. February is affected once every 4 years and the number of days of the month February becomes 29. The Gregorian calendar is the calendar in current use in the Western world, both as the civil and Christian ecclesiastical calendar. Instituted by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582, the calendar has 365 days with an extra day every four years (the leap year) except in years divisible by 100 but not divisible by 400. Thus, the calendar year has an average length of 365.2422 days. The Gregorian calendar replaced the Julian calendar, which had become 10 days out of synchrony with the solar cycle. In October, 1582, 10 days were dropped from the calendar. England and the American colonies were late in adopting the calendar. In 1752, they dropped 11 days. (Source: www.dreamcalendars.com)

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