Saturday, March 22, 2008

About Trivia on the Date of Easter

Easter this year is Sunday, March 23,2008 and that makes it special. As you may know, 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. This is why the date of Easter moves around on our Roman calendar. Based on the above, Easter can actually be one day earlier (March 22) but that is very rare.

Only the most elderly of our population (95 years old and above) have ever seen Easter this early before. The last time it was this early was 1913. For the most of us this year will be the earliest that we will ever seeEaster, and none of us will ever see Easter a day earlier ! The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2228 (that's 220 years from now).The next time Easter will be a day earlier March 22, will be in the year 2285 (that's 277 years from now). The last time Easter was on March 22 was 1818. So no one alive today has seen or I would say that makes this Easter special

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