Saturday, March 15, 2008

This Rare Early Easter

The dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that the Hebrews used to identify Passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar. Here's some things you might be interested in.

Easter can actually be one day earlier than this year (March 22) but that is pretty rare. This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of ourlives! 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 willever, see it a day earlier!

Here are the facts: 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. 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 ever will see Easter any earlier than this year!

For more, see here.

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