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Monday, March 24, 2008

What day will Easter be on in 2152?


Oh, you mean the date.

Found this over at Ol’ Broad's, who, by her own admission, is “loopier than normal.”

Easter this year is: Sunday March 23, 2008

As you may know, 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, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar.

Here’s 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!
Cool. And according to this, an Easter this early once happened twice in 12 years: March 23 1845, and March 23 1856.