According to Wikipedia:
February 29, known as a leap day in the Gregorian calendar, is a date that occurs in most years that are evenly divisible by 4, such as 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Years that are evenly divisible by 100 do not contain a leap day, with the exception of years that are evenly divisible by 400, which do contain a leap day; thus 1900 did not contain a leap day while 2000 did. Years containing a leap day are called leap years. February 29 is the 60th day of the Gregorian calendar in such a year, with 306 days remaining until the end of that year.
Blah, blah, blah.
While this is an interesting academic exercise, there really has to be a better way. For instance, how many years would it take to make up the difference if there was an extra hour between 7 and 8 am? Or 10 and 11 pm? Better yet, how about an extra Sunday every once in a while? Or an additional August?
I can’t be alone in preferring the idea of extra time to extra days, can I?