Easter Facts


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.

Based on the above, Easter can actually be one day  earlier (March 22)
than it will be this year (2008) but that is pretty  rare.

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 previously (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.
No  one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this  year.

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