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Why there are 28 days in februry only not in other month.

Asked by anoop singh, 27 Jun '07 06:41 pm
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February was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification, via the purification ritual Februa held on February 15 in the old Roman calendar. January and February were the last two months to be added to the Roman calendar, since the Romans originally considered winter a monthless period. They were added by Numa Pompilius about 700 BCE. February remained the last month of the calendar year until the time of the decemvirs (c. 450 BCE), when it became the second month. At certain intervals Roman priests truncated February to 23 or 24 days and inserted a 27-day intercalary month, Intercalaris, after February to realign the year with the seasons. See from Roman to Julian. Thereafter, it remained the second month of the calendar year, meaning the order that months are displayed (January, February, March, , December) within a year-at-a-glance calendar. Even during the Middle Ages, when the numbered Anno Domini year began on March 25 or December 25, February continued to be the ...more
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 27 Jun '07 07:04 pm

 
  
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Once tehse are dome by those genius they are authentic and we just follow like we have adhik massa in hindu also ksheena massa the people who made all these are not here but they are really great opf their time And salutes to tem
Answered by Dinesh C S, 27 Jun '07 06:48 pm

 
  
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