We are told that 52 weeks make one year, but do you know that 52 multiplied by 7 ( 52×7) is less than 365 days? Try it out! So, does it mean a year is more than 52 weeks?
Well, that’s what this post is all abou as we shall be revealing the exact number of days and weeks in a year, weeks in a month, and hours in a year. Kindly pay attention as we dive into action!
- 1 How many weeks are in a year?
- 2 What Is A Leap Year
- 3 What’s The Difference Between Common Year And Leap Year?
- 4 What’s the Gregorian Calendar?
- 5 Why does Leap Year exist?
- 6 Why is February Shorter Than Other Months
- 7 Frequently Asked Questions About Days, Weeks, and Months
How many weeks are in a year?
As mentioned above, 52 multiplied by 7 (number of days in a week) is 364 which isn’t up to the total number of days in a common year (365) or leap year (366).
The accurate number of weeks in a year is 52.1428 weeks. However, .1428 represents a day that is somewhat insignificant when it comes to the week.
In a nutshell, there are 52 weeks and one day in a common year, while we have 52 weeks and two days in a leap year.
Weeks in A Year Table
|Year||Number of weeks||Number of days||Leap year?|
|2019||52 weeks and 1 day||365||no|
|2020||52 weeks and 2 days||366||yes|
|2021||52 weeks and 1 day||365||no|
|2022||52 weeks and 1 day||365||no|
|2023||52 weeks and 1 day||365||no|
|2024||52 weeks and 2 days||366||yes|
|2025||52 weeks and 1 day||365||no|
|2026||52 weeks and 1 day||365||no|
|2027||52 weeks and 1 day||365||no|
|2028||52 weeks and 2 days||366||yes|
|2029||52 weeks and 1 day||365||no|
|2030||52 weeks and 1 day||365||no|
|2031||52 weeks and 1 day||365||no|
|2032||52 weeks and 2 days||366||yes|
What Is A Leap Year
A leap year is a calendar year featuring 366 days, and it occurs every four years. Unlike a normal year with 28 days in February, a leap year has 29 days in February.
What’s The Difference Between Common Year And Leap Year?
A common year contains 365 days divided into 12 months of different or irregular lengths. 11 months in a common year have either 30 or 31 days, while February has 28 days.
As the name implies, a common year occurs regularly. At least 75 out of 100 years are common because they have 365 days. 25 out of 100 years are leap years because they contain an intercalary day.
Leap year has 366 days and it occurs once in four years. According to the Gregorian calendar, the additional day is added to February to make it 29 days. Hence, February has 29 days in a leap year.
What’s the Gregorian Calendar?
The Gregorian calendar is a Christian or western calendar mostly used by a vast number of people in the world.
The Gregorian calendar features 365 days of the year which are divided into seven-day weeks. The calendar also numbers the weeks from 1 to 52. Though the Gregorian calendar and the Jewish calendar stipulate that every week begins on Sunday, some countries have distinct opinions. They believed Monday begins a new week.
Nonetheless, the US, Canada, Brazil, and Japan nationalities still see Sunday as the first day of the week.
Why does Leap Year exist?
Though we can’t discuss Leap year without mentioning the great general Julius Caesar, we can’t also overlook its real origination which is the time it takes the earth to rotate around the sun.
It takes the earth 365 days and 6 hours, 48 minutes and 45 seconds to complete its orbit around the sun which is equivalent to the number of the days present in a common year.
As much as the hours and minutes seem insignificant, they still influence our calendars in the long run. The earth will revolve around the sun four times before the completes day. This is why we have 366 days every four years, and that’s the year we refer to as the leap year.
So, where does General Julius Caesar comes in? Over 2000 years ago, Egyptian astronomers will have to observe the star to observe when the world will witness the next leap year.
Having considered the time, stress, and costs of sponsoring the astronomers, General Julius Caesar and philosopher Sosigenes of Alexandria suggested that the world’s calendar should observe a leap year every four years.
The idea was generally accepted, hence the Gregorian calendar has since added a day to February every four years to make it 29 days. Since then, the Egyptian astronomers no longer need to check the star to know when is the next leap year. Instead, everyone will simply check his or her calendar to get the accurate year.
Weeks in A Month Table
|1||January||31 days||4 weeks + 3 days|
|2||February||28 days (common year)|
29 days (leap year)
4 weeks + 1 day
|3||March||31 days||4 weeks + 3 days|
|4||April||30 days||4 weeks + 2 days|
|5||May||31 days||4 weeks + 3 days|
|6||June||30 days||4 weeks + 2 days|
|7||July||31 days||4 weeks + 3 days|
|8||August||31 days||4 weeks + 3 days|
|9||September||30 days||4 weeks + 2 days|
|10||October||31 days||4 weeks + 3 days|
|11||November||30 days||4 weeks + 2 days|
|12||December||31 days||4 weeks + 3 days|
* Leap year = 2020 / 2024 /2028 /2032 …
Why is February Shorter Than Other Months
A long time ago, the earliest generation of the Roman calendar doesn’t contain January and February. According to the calendar, a new year started in March and ended in December, thereby containing only 304 days.
However, everything changed around 650 BCE when the Roman King Roman Pompilius introduced January and February into the calendar, albeit both months were unnamed and were between December and March.
Pompilius’ move increased the days in a year to 355. Both months were called January and February in 450 BCE and they changed their positions from last to the first and second before March.
Events continued to unfold and changes took place until January was referenced as the first month of the year while February became the second month of the year.
So, the reason why February has a shorter number of days when compared to other months can be traced to the fact that it was initially the last month of the year in 450 BCE. That equally explains why February was given an additional one day in the leap year.
Frequently Asked Questions About Days, Weeks, and Months
1. How many weeks is an average month?
The number of weeks in a month vary because months are of different lengths ranging from 28 to 31 days. A month with 28 days (February) has exactly 4 weeks while months with 29 days ( February in a leap year) has four weeks and one day.
Months with 30 days ( April, June, September, and November) have 4 weeks and 2 days. Months with 31 days (January, March, May, July, August, October, and December) have 4 weeks and 3 days.
2. How do you calculate your weekly salary?
You should know how much you earn per working hour, and how much you will receive every month. Many full-time workers are active for 40 hours per week and 52 weeks per year which means an average full-time employee covers 2080 hours in a year.
Divide the annual salary by 52 to know how much you will receive per week; then divide the annual salary by 2080 to know how much you will receive per hour.
Let’s assume you earn $45,000 per year, your weekly salary will be $866 (approximated) and your hourly salary will be $22.