Home > Columns > Matts Murmurs > Leap Day? Why do we have leap years anyway? Leap Day? Why do we have leap years anyway? 29th February, 2012 | Written by: Matt Edwards Follow @mtedwards | Share: This has absolutely nothing to do with theatre, but I figured we were an inquisitive bunch. Plus we all have to take part in leap days and leap years whether we like it or not, so we might as well understand what’s going on. Share: Topics Mentioned:interesting, leap year Matt Edwards Matt has written 148 articles on AussieTheatre Read more articles by Matt Edwards Follow @mtedwards Google+: +@mtedwards Website: Emptyhead Designs http://twitter.com/MFfans MichaelFalzonFanPage Matt, there is a solution. Check out the Hanke Henry calendar. No leap year! No time zones! Just an “extra” week added to the end of December every 5-6 years. So much better!