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When it comes to creative logo design, you can always count on Google to come up with something cool and funky for various holidays and special days of the year.

Check out the Google tribute logo for Leap Year 2008:

Google Leap Year 2008

So what is leap year some people might be wondering… well thanks to a little research here is a semi official explanation:

A leap year (or intercalary year) is a year containing one or more extra days (or, in case of lunisolar calendars, an extra month) in order to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year.

For example, February would have 29 days in a leap year instead of the usual 28.

Seasons and astronomical events do not repeat at an exact number of full days, so a calendar which had the same number of days in each year would over time drift with respect to the event it was supposed to track.

By occasionally inserting (or intercalating) an additional day or month into the year, the drift can be corrected. A year which is not a leap year is called a common year.

Leap year has always boggled my mind. What happens if you were born on a leap year? You would technically only have a birthday every 4 years… or do you celebrate it the day before or after?

Side note, I’ll be updating Planet Sean on a more regular basis again. I’ve had a few major projects keeping me buried for a little bit but things are calming down now.

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