How Many Weeks In A Year

How Many Weeks In A Year? This is a very tricky question. Normally, most people understand that there are 356 days in a julian year so that they will think of 365/7. Their answer is 52 complete weeks and one single day left. In the meantime, people also know that there is a leapo year every four years, in which we have 366 days. This is beacause leap year has 29th of Feb which julian year doesn’t have. In this case, leap year has 52 complete weeks and two single days.

Is the answer 52 weeks a year the real situation in our life? Of course not. It’s very rare that we have 1st of January as the first day of a week. In the meantime, it depends on the way of counting. For example, in European countries, “last Monday” always means the nearest passed Monday. If today is Tuesday, they will call yesterday last Monday. And they count a week from Sunday to Saturday. However, in Asian countries, they always count a week from Monday to Sunday. That means if today is Tuesday, “last Monday” means the Monday which is eight days before now. So it’s not hard to know that normally there are 53 weeks in a year in this case in our real life.

Ok! Is the answer 53 weeks in a year the right one according to our real life. Not exactly. If you think a little bit more, you will find the tricky issue in our calendar. The is a very very rare case which will happen every 28 years. In this year, you will have 366 days which is a leap year. Then the first day of the year (1st of Jan) is the last day of a week, and the last day of the year (31st of Dec) is the first day of a new week. Oh, come on, you have 54 weeks in this year. Is that funny? The answer varies from 52 weeks to 54 weeks in a year.

Now, let’s take a look at our calendar. In 2028, we have 366 days. the first day of 2028 is on Saturday which is the last day of that week. And the last day of 2028 is on Sunday which is the first day of that week. Of course, this is the European way of counting. But anyway, we are almost here to the right answer.

Is there any other answer to this question? At least I don’t know now. But I have to say, there are a lot of people who never think about this question. Those people in Asian countries have no idea about how many weeks in a year, because they only care about the date, the month and the weekend.

Conclusion:

So the answer for How Many Weeks In A Year varies from 52-54 weeks.

1. If we consider the normal case. There are 365/7=52 weeks and 1 single day in a year. The answer can be 52 weeks.

2. In our real life, we calculate the extra day to one weeks. So we have 53 weeks in a year.

3. In a rare case, for example in 2028. We have 54 weeks in a year.