A post claiming that this year’s February month is unique in a way as all weekdays are repeated four times and that this occurs only once every 823 years is being shared on social media platforms. The calendar of February 2021 is also shared in the post in support of the claim. Through this article let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: February 2021 is unique as all weekdays are repeated exactly four times in this month. This occurs only once every 823 years.
Fact: Except for a leap year, every weekday repeats exactly four times in every non-leap year month of February as it has exactly 28 days. Also, this is not a rare phenomenon which occurs every 823 years. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
Every weekday repeating exactly four times is not a rare phenomenon. The month of February has 28 days in every non-leap year, which implies February of every non-leap year has exactly four weeks (28/7 =4) which further implies every weekday in this month repeats exactly four times. For example, if we look at the years 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023, every weekday in the month of February repeated four times in all these years.
Whereas in a leap year, the weekday of 01 February repeats five times and rest of the weekdays repeat just four times. However, the claim that this happens once every 823 years, is not true. In every non-leap year all the weekdays in the month of February repeat four times.
FACTLY has debunked similar claims related to the uniqueness of months before which can be read here.
To sum it up, every weekday repeats four times in every non-leap year month of February, not once every 823 years.