Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Easter Facts

DID YOU KNOW................

We all realize that Easter is early this year.

celebration, as you might know, is always held on the 1st Sunday after

the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox (this year the Equinox will
occur on March 20).

This dating of Easter is based on the same ancient lunar

calendar that the Hebrew people use to identify Passover, which is why
it moves around on our modern calendar. Easter can only be one day
earlier (March 22) but that is rare.

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. None of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day

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!).

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

So, remember this day: no one alive today has or will ever see it any
earlier than this year!