0

# What is the reason for having leap year every 4 years?

Updated: 9/21/2023

Wiki User

12y ago

A year is not 365 days, but 365.25 days. This means that every four years another day has been created, so to keep the calendar in line with the sun then it must be altered.

Wiki User

12y ago

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is the reason for having leap year every 4 years?
Submit
Still have questions?
Related questions

every 4 years

### Leap years ocour every how many years?

Leap years occur every 4 years.

### Is leap year comes every 5 years?

Leap years come every 4 years

### How many years does a leap year come?

There are 4 years between every leap year. Correction: There are 4 years between MOST leap years. That's the case 99.25% of the time. For the other 0.75% of the time, there are 8 years between leap years.

### How many years dose is LEap year occur every years?

A leap year occurs every four years. The day when a leap year hasoccurred is on February 29.

### Why do we only have a leap year every 7 years?

We do not have a leap year every 7 years. It is every 4 years. It is possible that in a sequence of 7 years, that there is only one leap year in the middle of it. For example 2000 and 2008 were leap years, so in the intervening 7 years, there was only one leap year:2001200220032004 was a leap year.200520062007In order keep the calendar years synchronized there has to be a extra day added to February every 4 years. The other years that are not leap year are called common years.

### 7 of every 10 leap years occurs?

7 of 10 leap years occur every years?

### How long are leap years?

leap years come every 4 years and last a year

### What happens to the extra quarter of a day each calendar year?

By having a leap year every four years.

### Why do you have leap year ever four years?

every year we have 365 and 1/4 days a year so we have leap day because if we did not every 4 years we will be skipping a day and in the deep future we will be having seasons on different months than we have today so that's why we have leap day.

### How long does it take Earth to travel around the sun one time?

To be more accurate, the correct answer 365 and 1/4 days, or 365.25; hence, the reason for having a leap year every 4 years.

### Why is every year a leap year?

Leap year usually occurs every four years.