Something to keep in mind for 2020: It is not just Leap year, it is an unusual Leap Year. It is going to affect rentals in 2 ways. To understand how it affects vacations,yu have to think a bit about Earth's calendar. A calendar year is 365 and 1/4 days long, the time it takes Earth to orbit the sun. For convenience, we call it 365 days,and every 4 years we add a full day to get rid of the accumulted frctions.
The extra day is the "leap" in leap year. But the calendar does not just leap, it also jumps occasionally, though not as often. And on rare occasions it leaps and jumps the same year. 2020 is one of those leaping jumping years.
If you take your vacation the same week every year, you know that it does not begin on the same day every time. A year is "about 52 weeks long". it is not exactly 52 weeks because 52 weeks is only 364 days. You begin your next vacation 52 weeks (364 days) after the current vacation, so you actually come one day sooner each succeeding year. if your vacation was August 4 to 11 one year, it will be August 3 to 10 the next year. But when Leap year adds an extra day, you come two days sooner (366 -
Labor Day is always the first Monday in September. Like your vacation, it happens every 364 days and is a day earlier evey year except Leap Year when the extra day mkes it two days earlier. since 2020 is leap Year, it should be two days earlier than in 2019. Labor Day is September 2 in 2019. It seems it should be september 1 in 2020, but since 2020 is Leap Year, it has to come 2 days sooner. And there is no "
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By the way, another note about a situation created by Earth's calendar that is just an oddity. Whenever the 4th of July falls on a Saturday, Labor Day will jump to September 7th. Labor Day can only fall on the 7th when the July holiday is on Saturday.