Easter is EARLY this Year

An expert from Joanna Sugden’s blog titled,  Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Easter:

Why the date of Easter changes every year
The date of Easter is a moveable feast because it follows the date of the Spring Equinox and the cycles of the moon. It was agreed by Egyptian astronomers in Alexandria in 235AD.  They determined that Easter Day would always be the first Sunday following the first full moon after the Spring Equinox. This is the way the Jewish people calculate the feast of Passover, during which the Crucifixion took place.

Why this Easter is particularly special
Easter Day this year is the earliest it has been since 1913 and will not fall as early for another 220 years. The earliest it can be in March 22.

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~ by toddbumgarner on March 21, 2008 3:27 pm.

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