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Calendar Researchers Recommended to make 14 as leap year day rather than 29

ENGLAND – A group of researchers from England recommended that to use the 14th day of February as leap year day rather than 29. This is due to some social implications of the 14th day of February as compared to 29th.


After 20 years of research, a group of researchers in England have recommended to make 14th day of February which is by tradition marks the Valentines Day of each year, to be used to mark the leap year day rather than the 29th day. This is due to the following observable effect of the 14th day of February in social behavior, bellow are the following;

1. 14th day causes population boom of 25% to 33% per year, suspending it every 4 years based on the leap year rule will definitely control one of the causes of yearly population boom, which somewhat lessen population boom occurrence by 20%.

2. Considering that it marks Valentines Day every year, it makes those who are in relationship be less productive that day, where 80% of those in relationship fantasize that whole day of a perfect Valentines’ date making them less productive and hits the regular economic activity a loss of 30%. It may fuel the hospitality industry that day but still it doesn’t suffice the loss.

3. Singles go heartbroken that day where its  effects becomes incremental every year, making a single person be more depress each year. Suspending the 14th day every 4 years will lessen depression occurrence to single individuals.

With the following considered, the group is very confident that the proposal will be taken seriously for a long term solution to human productivity and focus to living its life to the fullest without the heartaches caused by Valentines Day.

As per writing of this article, the International Council For Calendar Development is sorting out things and looking deeper into the research made by the group. If the council considers this as sensible and doable, the new calendar structure will be implemented ASAP next year.