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Leap Year in Other Calendars

In most western countries the Gregorian calendar is in use, but some cultures use other calendars. Some calendars even have a leap month instead of a leap day in a leap year.

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Some calendars don't have leap years.
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The Gregorian calendar, used by most western countries, recognizes an extra day at the end of February every four years except centenary years not divisible by 400. However, some cultures use calendars that do not apply the same leap year rules as the Gregorian calendar.

Some calendars, such as the Iranian calendar, do not observe February 29 as a leap day. Other calendars, such as the Chinese calendar, recognize a leap month. A few calendars that do not follow the conventional leap year model are listed below.

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