## Why does February only have 28 and 29 days?

This is because of simple mathematical fact: **the sum of any even amount (12 months) of odd numbers will always equal an even number—and he wanted the total to be odd**. So Numa chose February, a month that would be host to Roman rituals honoring the dead, as the unlucky month to consist of 28 days.

## Is February the only month that has 28 days?

- Quick Answer.
**February**only has**28****days**to allow for the other**months**to have 29 or 31**days**, according to the rules set by the Roman king Numa Pompilius . The original Roman calendar had 10**months**and began with March. After the reorganization,**February**was used for purification rituals.

## Does February have 28 days in it on leap year?

- You're probably already aware that February is the only month in our calendar year that actually fluctuates in length (it's 28 days long during regular years and
**29 days**long during leap years). But this is just the latest entry in the strange history of people messing with how long the second month of the year is.

## Why does February have 29 days in a leap year?

- 2016 is a
**leap****year**, which means**February**has**29****days**instead of 28.**February****29**occurs every four**years**due to the solar system's disparity with the Gregorian calendar . It takes exactly 365.2422**days**for the earth to complete its orbit of the sun, but the Gregorian calendar uses 365**days**.

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