Friday, March 14, 2008


Easter is March 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 calendar.

Based on the above information, Easter can actually be one day earlier
(March 22) which is very 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 that!).

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!
So the next time Easter is this early...I'll be celebrating with Jesus!

I received this in an e-mail today...thanks, Donna!


LivingTheLife said...

Interesting if I repeat this correctly...I'm going to sound very intelligent...notice I said...correctly!

Thanks for sharing...

Easter blessings to you and yours...

elizabeth embracing life said...

Our choir director just read this to us last night. I thought it was so interesting. Life's little tidbits.

Musicaljean said...

I got this email from my parents yesterday. How interesting!! I do wish Easter would be a certain Sunday every year, just like Mother's Day and Father's Day are. I think it should be the second Sunday of April every year. Just my opinion.