Thursday, March 13, 2008

Early Easter

We all realize that Easter is early this year. The celebration, as you know, is always held on the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox (this year the Equinox will occur on March 20). This dating of Easter is based on the same ancient lunar calendar that the Hebrew people use to identify Passover, which is why it moves around on our modern calendar. Easter can only be one day earlier (March 22) but that is 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. None of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier!

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!). 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 was1818. So, remember this day: no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year!


Mississippi Songbird said...

Thanks for the interesting facts about Easter..
Bunches of hugs!

Karen H. said...

Good Afternoon Lisa,
I seen something similar to this on someone else's blog the other day. "THANK YOU" for sharing it again tho. I always enjoy reading some very interesting facts about different holidays and such. I love your Cross Cursor. It is just beautiful. Hope you are having a good day today. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Debbie said...

Hey, this is so neat. I was reading something like this at cracker barrel just the other day and thought I would like to post it.

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