intercalation

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Synonyms for intercalation

an insertion into a calendar

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16 In Taiwan, married daughters traditionally return home during the leap month as it is believed the lunar month can bring bad health to parents.
One-off factors" such as couples delaying marriage to early this year to avoid any misfortune that could happen during the lunar leap month in the fourth quarter also dragged down growth, Jung said.
THE Hebrew calendar has a leap month rather than a leap day to adjust possible seasonal changes.
2) declare a leap year by intercalating an additional leap month when necessary to maintain the balance between the lunar and solar cycles.
To ensure that the first month, Hekatombaion, began at the first new Moon after the summer solstice, the Athenians were forced, about every two or three years, to insert a leap month.