# why is there only 29 days in jan and feb?

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• Feisty
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There aren't.

30 days hast September, April, June and November. All the rest have 31 except February which has 28 (except leap year, 29).

• Anonymous

Always 31 in Jan, 28 in Feb but once in four years 29. 2008 is a leap year so 29, Will, was your school approved ? LOL. Seen that Will has deleted his answer,if ever you put up an answer and on reflection realised that you made a Boo-Boo just correct and put your hands up !

Feburary has 28 days, but on leap year it has 29. January has 31 days.

30 days has September, April, June, and November. All the rest of 31 excepting Feburary alone, whcih has but 28 in fine 'til leap year gives it 29.

• Anonymous

We have an imperfect system for telling time. Though according to our clocks, a day is 24 hours and a year is 365 days, the earth's rotation tells a different story.

According to the earth's rotation, a day is 23hours, 56minutes, and a year is 365.26 days. Every 4 years we accumulate an extra 24 hours which someone (I'm not sure who) decided to stick at the end of February.

January has 31 days always.