Monday, March 10, 2008


OH ....HURRY The Easter Bunny is hopping early this year! It's time to put on your Easter Bonnet and start decorating! Do you realize just HOW early Easter is this year? It's March 23! The earliest Easter can ever be is March 22. It can be as late as April 25th.

As you may know, Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20 this year). This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify Passover, which is why it moves around in date on our Roman based calendar.

It's amazing...This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives! None of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier! Here's some facts:
  • The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2160 (152 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!).
  • 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.Thus, no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year, but the odds improve for witnessing a LATE Easter. Many people are still around from the last time Easter fell on April 25. That was in 1943. And many here today will likely be around to celebrate the next "latest day possible" Easter on April 25,2038.


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