Man on the Street: ‘Why do we have leap years?’

Photos and answers compiled by Joan Mead-Matsui | February 23rd, 2016 11:40 am

“They’re once every four years to even out the years.”

Logan Treat, 10

“…Every year it takes 365 one-quarter days and every four years we have an extra day in the year to make up for all the quarters.”

Madelyn Hannah, 13

“To celebrate…”

Micah Cohen, 6

“It’s about the year.”

Cordelia Harris, 5

“…Because if a year does not have a leap year, how will we celebrate any holidays?”

Jeremiah Somerville, 7

“Because the year starts off from where the old year left off, we don’t really have as long of a year.”

Julian Hubbard, 10

Photos and answers compiled by Joan Mead-Matsui

“They’re once every four years to even out the years.” Logan Treat, 10
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-MOS-Logan-Treat.jpg“They’re once every four years to even out the years.” Logan Treat, 10
“…Every year it takes 365 one-quarter days and every four years we have an extra day in the year to make up for all the quarters.” Madelyn Hannah, 13
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-MOS-Madelyn-Hannah.jpg“…Every year it takes 365 one-quarter days and every four years we have an extra day in the year to make up for all the quarters.” Madelyn Hannah, 13
“To celebrate…” Micah Cohen, 6
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-MOS-Micah-Cohen.jpg“To celebrate…” Micah Cohen, 6
“It’s about the year.” Cordelia Harris, 5
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-MOS-Cordelia-Harris.jpg“It’s about the year.” Cordelia Harris, 5
“…Because if a year does not have a leap year, how will we celebrate any holidays?” Jeremiah Somerville, 7
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-MOS-Jeremiah-Somerville.jpg“…Because if a year does not have a leap year, how will we celebrate any holidays?” Jeremiah Somerville, 7
“Because the year starts off from where the old year left off, we don’t really have as long of a year.” Julian Hubbard, 10
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-MOS-Julian-Hubbard.jpg“Because the year starts off from where the old year left off, we don’t really have as long of a year.” Julian Hubbard, 10
Children interviewed from Abington Christian Academy

Photos and answers compiled by Joan Mead-Matsui


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