Thursday, March 6, 2008


This is the earliest Easter you will ever see!!!!

Have you realized how early Easter is this year? 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 Hebrews 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) but that is pretty rare. 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 older). 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. The last time it was this early was 1913. 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!


  1. Thanks for the lesson I never knew how they figured out Easter.

    I just thought it seemed earlier this year.

  2. You're just an encyclopedia of information, John. First the diet book and now this. Thanks, Juansito, for enlightening us. :)

  3. I love that photo. Perfect for the post.


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