When is Easter?
When is Easter? Why do the dates change? What is it all about?
Easter is the time a year where people’s diets go out of the window and thoughts turn to yummy chocolate eggs and bunnies! Not forgetting the first Bank Holiday weekend of the year – with 4 straight days work, yeyyy!
But, the dates of Easter are the most confusing, simply because they change every year according to the Lunar calendar. This year Easter will fall:
Good Friday: March 25
Easter Sunday: March 27
Easter Monday: March 28
Why do these dates change every year?
Easter is a Christian feast day, but unlike most days in the Christian Calendar, Easter does not have a fixed date! Basically, instead of following the cycle of the sun, such as the Gregorian or Julian calendars, the Lunar calendar is based on the phases of the moon. Easter Day will fall on the first full moon after the Spring Equinox and to represent the day of Christ’s Resurrection, Easter Day will always fall on a Sunday.
What is Easter all about?
Easter is about the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion. Christians believe that Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and then resurrected 3 days later. The three days are known as the Easter Triduum.
What has this got to do with chocolate eggs and bunnies?
Well, eggs are a symbol of new life and they are used on Easter Sunday as the symbol of Jesus’ resurrection. As for the Easter bunnies, this was first mentioned in German literature in 1682. Tradition stuck here and led to the chocolate Easter bunnies that you see on store shelves today!
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