Early Easter

Have any of you received this email, I think it's worthy of sharing.
This year's early Easter date is VERY, VERY unusual:

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,

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 ourpopulation

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!


ceekay said...

Hi Katherine...just to let you know, my yellow is not a rose. It is a daffodil. But I believe I should get a yellow rose tea cup in honor of you!

Mary said...


Yes, I did receive the email and it is something that we're never going to see again. I had never really thought about it because Easter does fall in March sometimes. I didn't realize that being this early was such a rare occurrence.

Thanks for attending the wedding. You were definitely an honored guest.

Abundant Easter blessings to you and yours.

Carrie said...

Fascinating! I did not get the e-mail, so I am glad you shared it.

Alice said...

I don't mind a bit that I'll never see Easter this early again. It is still more Winter than Spring here with snow expected tonight. My crocus are up but haven't bloomed yet and my daffodils are tiny sprouts. Even my mother was complaining. She's upset that she'll have to wear her coat over her pretty new Easter dress. :)

I wish you and your family a blessed Easter, no matter the date, Katherine

Becky said...

My husband and I were just discussing this process the other day. I emailed him a Wikepedia article which got quite mucky. This is a better explanation by far. I'll have to link it for him.

Thanks for the info!!

Charlotte said...

This is interesting information. I knew Easter was very early this year. I didn't remember it ever being this early before. I guess that's because I'm just 71 - not over 95.
Thanks for visiting my blog and for the nice comments.
Yes, I made the dolls when I lived in California (in the 80's). In one of my early posts, I talked about this in some detail. I also made all their clothes, and some of their shoes. It was a lot of fun.
I've enjoyed looking at your blog. The Good Friday/Easter stuff is informative.
I'll be back when I have more time to check out earlier posts.
Have a great Easter.