Today's Date in Europe

What is today's date in European format?

European date format:

Official EU documents still tend to use DD. MM. YYYY but one document specifies the use of ISO 8601: "Dates should be formatted by the following format: YYYY-MM-DD."

Leap years:

A full year has 365 days. Everey forth year we have a so called "leap year". Leap years have one day extra. This extra day is always added at the end of the month of February meaning that every leap year the month of February has 29 days instead of 28.

Why leap years?

The reason that we have leaps years is because the earth orbits around the sun. For the earth to travel a all the way around the sun takes approximately 365,25 days.

365,25 * 4 = 1461
365 + 365 + 365 + 366 = 1461

Hereby we have the same result.