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There Will Be 5 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in August 2015- Truth! & Misleading!

There Will Be 5 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in August 2015- Truth! & Misleading!

Summary of eRumor:
Rumors have spread across the Internet that there will be 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays in August 2015, which will mark the first time that’s happened in 823 years.
The Truth:
There will be 5 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in August 2015 — but that’s not very unusual.
This happens anytime that a month with 31 days begins on a Friday, and that happens pretty often. May 2015 began on a Friday and there were 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays in the month. That will happen again in May 2026, so it’s not terribly unusual, the website Time and Date reports:

“The combinations of days that these messages or emails refer to are also not very special. This is because the first three weekdays of any 31-day month are repeated 5 times within that month. So, any month that has 31 days and begins on a Friday will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays. Similarly, any 31-day month that begins on a Tuesday, will have 5 Tuesdays, 5 Wednesdays and 5 Thursdays.”

Many social media posts about 5-weekend months have gone viral since 2011. Each post is slightly different, but almost everyone falsely claims that 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays in the same month only happens every 823 years.
So, you can expect to periodically enjoy months with 5 weekends — but don’t believe people who tell you that it only happens every 823 years.