According to the Metonic cycle, the Paschal Full Moon falls on a recurring sequence of 19 dates ranging from March 21 to April 18. Since Easter happens on the Sunday following the Paschal Full Moon, it can fall on any date between March 22 and April 25. (Note: this applies only to years 1753-2400).According to the Metonic cycle
Why Easter is celebrated on different dates?
Easters exact date varies so much because it actually depends on the moon. The holiday is set to coincide with the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon, the first full moon after the vernal equinox. Because the Jewish calendar is tied to solar and lunar cycles, the dates of Passover and Easter fluctuate each year.
Why is Orthodox and Catholic Easter on different dates?
Why Is The Orthodox Easter Date Different? The Orthodox Easter always falls later than the Catholic one as it is calculated using the same formula, but using the Julian Calendar (as we said above, this is currently 13 days behind the commonly used Gregorian).
Why does Easter move each year?
Easter is always on the first Sunday after the first full moon that follows the spring equinox. So there you go – this year, the first full moon after the 21 March is Sunday 28 March, hence why Easter is on Sunday 4 April.