Leap year in 2012

In 2012, you have one extra day to discover Destination Germany. That's because this is a leap year, with 366 days instead of the usual 365. There is a 29 February only once every four years. The reason is that the earth actually takes slightly longer than 365 days to travel around the sun – so one year in four, the month of February is extended by one day to compensate for the difference between our calendar year and the solar year.