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


Children interviewed from Abington Christian Academy

Photos and answers compiled by Joan Mead-Matsui



“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



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    “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://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://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://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://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://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://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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