5 Weekends In July
This year, July 1st is on a Friday. And since July has 31 days, it will mean that July 31st is on a Sunday. This gives us 5 full weekends in July - which many people are happy about. And while this may seem like a very rare occurrence, as we look deep into it, we realize that it's not.
Anytime July begins on a Friday, it will have 5 full weekends. That means that one out of 7 July's, about 14% of the time, there will be 5 weekends in July. Due to leap years, the cycle randomizes whereby its not once every 7 years, but again, it is obviously not as rare of an occurrence as some may have thought.
In 2011, July 1st is a Friday. The next time we will see a Friday on July 1st will be 2016. After that we'll have July 1st in 2022, 2033, 2039, 2044, 2050, 2061, 2067,2072, 2078, and so forth. As we can see,they don't exactly occur every seventh year. This of course happens as the leap year throws off the calendar. Instead the format is 5, 6, 11, 6, 5, 6, 11, 6, 5, 6.
So, as we can see, the cycle is to have July 1st every 5 years, then 6 years, then 11 years, then 6 years again, and then it cycles beack to the beginning. So, Friday, July 1st occurs on a 5 - 6 - 11 - 6 format.
Any way you explain it - July 2011 will be a great month.; Because it's a lot better to have 5 weekends in the summer than it is in the winter. And if you own a beach bar, you can expect for a better than usual July this summer!