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Thursday, March 13, 2008

This Year's Early Easter

My brother, John, sends along this information he found out about this year's early Easter.
Easter is the 23rd this year. 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
Based on the above information, Easter can actually be one day earlier
(March 22) that is rare.
Here's the interesting information. 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
above). And none of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier!
Here's 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
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!


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