Question: What is the rule for the date of Easter?

Specifically, Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday following the full Moon that occurs on or just after the spring equinox. Yes, its a bit confusing at first read! Lets break it down: In 2021, the spring equinox happens on Saturday, March 20. The first full Moon to occur after that date rises on Sunday, March 28.

What is the correct date for Easter?

How Is Easter Determined? Easter falls on the first Sunday after the Full Moon date, based on mathematical calculations, that falls on or after March 21. If the Full Moon is on a Sunday, Easter is celebrated on the following Sunday.

When was the last time Easter was in April?

Consequently, Easter was the following Sunday (April 25). Easter will not fall as late again until 2038—a span of 95 years. The second latest date for Easter, April 24, occurred in 2011. The last time this occurred was in 1859 and will not happen again until 2095—spans of 152 and 84 years.

What years does Easter fall on April 4?

Date of Easter (1700-1799)YearsEaster Date1775April 161780March 261785March 271790April 416 more rows

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