leap year

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This year is a leap year, and today is the extra day…

I received some info about Leap Year and I found this part especially interesting:

Leap year cycle in Ethiopia:

The four year leap-year cycle is associated with the four Evangelists: the first year after an Ethiopian leap year is named in honour of John, followed by the Matthew-year and then the Mark-year. The year with the sixth epagomenal day is traditionally designated as the Luke-year.

props to Scott for the info.

The above image is of a plaque showing the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) surrounded by symbols representing the four Gospel writers– Matthew: a man. Mark: a lion. Luke: a ox. John: an eagle.

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