Rare February 2017: 7 Days Repeats 4 Times; Happens Once Every 823 Years

The February 2017 isn’t a usual February you had witnessed in your lifetime, of course, February 14 is exactly Valentine’s Day. In this post we are not talking about Valentine’s day, but it is something special which happened once in every 823 years. This February is called Money Bags.

Yes, Indeed.

The February 2017 isn’t a leap year so we have 28 days. The knotty thing is that February 2017 has 7 days repeating 4 times equally (4X7 = 28). What I mean is, it has 4 Sundays, 4 Mondays, 4 Tuesdays, 4 Wednesdays, 4 Thursdays, 4 Fridays and 4 Saturdays. This event happens once in every 823 years and Chinese calls it a lucky month with pocket full of money (Money bags).

I got tricked when seeing the message circulating on WhatsApp and it got my attention.

Money Bags Hoax

Is it Money bags, or happens once in 823 years? I don’t think so. Let’s get the facts right.

Except leap year, all February has 28 days and eventually has exactly 4 weeks. So if the first day of the month starts on Sunday, then apparently the last day of the month will be Saturday. Gotcha!  Definitely all Februaries will have 4 Sundays, 4 Mondays, 4 Tuesdays …. 4 Saturdays and if it is a leap year, one will have 5 days (5 Sundays like that).

February 2017 money bags hoax

In leap year, the starting day of the month will have 5 days, which means if the leap February starts with Monday, then Monday will have 5 days.

As we are nearing to the New Year celebration, you might be seeing this forward very soon. Such stuff repeats after regular intersections. Like 5 Weekends, 5 Weekdays, 4 Weekends, and 4 Weekdays, and so on.

The interesting part in that WhatsApp forward, or any other social media forwards like Facebook, eMails, Twitter and others is that ends with, “Send it to at least 5 people, or 5 groups and you’ll get loads of money in 4 days.”

Never mind it’s a hoax. There are people who spread such hoax through WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter and having fun. Next time, if you receive this forward, just ignore it and alert the sender.

Anyhow, the message is a forward, but not this article. I’ve written to create awareness. So, hit like and share it to your friends and followers on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Sharing is Caring!