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What date is one month after February 24th?

Asked by BBawlight (2187 points ) March 11th, 2014

Since February has 28 days usually, if you say March 24th is one month after February 24th, then that makes them 28 days apart depending on the year. Which is quite strange and I’m not sure if I should say that March 24th or 26th is correct.

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JLeslie's avatar

Do you adjust the dates depending on whether a month is 30 days or 31?

I would answer March 24, but I would not usually say something is in one month and mean the same date in the next month. I usually think in terms of weeks or same day in the next month, like the third Thursday of a month.

rojo's avatar

At this point it would be March 24th but, let us adjust the calendar so that each month has twenty-eight days and take the remainder as a holiday at the end of the year and every four years we get an extra day off.

We would need a name for the thirteenth month but maybe we can hold a contest.

susanc's avatar

Count four weeks.

Thammuz's avatar

Usually, when people say “a month after” they just mean the same date, the next month. Don’t overthink it.

Stinley's avatar

It depends on the reason why you were referring to “one month later”. If you mean on the 24th of each month then the number of days will vary by up to 3 (28 days, 30 days or 31 days in the month). If you mean the last Thursday of the month then it will be 4 or 5 weeks later, depending when that Thursday falls. Sometimes people say a month when they mean 4 weeks. That would be fixed but you would find that the date would change significantly and that there are 13×4 week intervals in a year.

Why were you asking?

BBawlight's avatar

@Stinley I am asking because I’m quitting something I did on February 24th and I would like to celebrate my months of being “clean”.

Stinley's avatar

I would say that you celebrate on 24th of the month. I.e. 24th march = 1 month since I gave up xxx

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