You will never see this again

Easter 2008

Easter is early 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. The Jewish or Hebrew calendar is a lunisolar calendar used for predominantly religious purpose which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar. The Gregorian calendar is the mostly widely used calendar today, it is a reform of the Julian calendar.

Based on the above information, Easter can actually be one day earlier (March 22) 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 (95 years old or above). And none of us have ever, or will ever, 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 (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. So, no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year!

Written by the Principal of Neerlandia High,Alberta, Canada

Happy Easter to all my readers. Maranatha – The Lord has Risen

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4 Responses

  1. Happy Easter to you Vic!

  2. My computer guy told me all this yesterday as he was installing an anti virus on Miss Sam’s new computer. I find it fascinating!!

    Easter Blessings my friend.

  3. Happy Easter! :o)

  4. Thanks for those interesting facts. We had a dusting of snow the night before Easter but was gone by mid morning and it couldn’t have been a more glorious day. I don’t know what the actual temperature high was but we were all out basking in the sun in short sleeve shirts and kids were able to enjoy hunting eggs outside.

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