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The tropical or solar year. See year (sense 1).
- For while you are breathing from January to January, the natural year is breathing by a different schedule.
- Now, because the natural year is approximately 365 days and 6 hours, it means that approximately every four years we have an extra day in the year - hence the leap years.
- Differing pagan groups emphasise different events but the common themes relate to the cycle of the natural year and old agricultural related themes such as spring planting and autumn harvest.
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