Thursday 28 March 2013

Why is Easter in March this year?

I asked a few and got the same response, I have no idea was the reply.

Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20). This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify Passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar.

Here's the interesting info. This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our population have ever seen it this early (95 years old or above!).

And none of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier! Here are the facts:

1) The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2228 (220 years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913 (so if you're 95 or older, you are the only ones that were around for that!).

2) The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in the year 2285 (277 years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was 1818. So, no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year!

My thanks to Yahoo for supply of the answer.


But is any of what Yahoo has posted, they have already got the date as the 23rd of march for Easter when its the 29th of march!

Thanks to reader Notty for sending me this :

Hi Roy,

I read it full size on the laptop. Its the line that says, 'The next time Easter will be this early (23-March) will be in 2228.' That to me reads that you are saying that Easter this year will be on March 23 which as you know has past. I don't know how else you can read that?