The Jewish Leap Year
The Jewish leap year, referred to in Hebrew as Shanah Me'uberet, has 13 months and occurs seven times in a 19-year cycle.
The Jewish calendar has 13 months in a leap year. There are 29 or 30 days in each month in a Jewish leap year, which has 383, 384, or 385 days.
Adar – The Lucky Month
An extra month, Adar I, is added after the month of Shevat and before the month of Adar in a leap year. The month is also known as Adar Rishon or Adar Alef. According to Jewish tradition, Adar is a lucky and happy month.
A Pregnant Year
A leap year is referred to in Hebrew as Shanah Me'uberet, or a pregnant year. A Jewish leap year occurs 7 times in a 19-year cycle. The 3rd, 6th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 17th, and 19th years are leap years in this cycle.
Alternative Leap Years
- Bahá'í Leap Year
- Chinese Leap Year
- The Ethiopian Leap Year
- The Hindu Leap Year
- The Iranian Leap Year
- The Islamic Leap Year
- The Jewish or Hebrew Leap Year