Why is Easter at a different date each year?

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It is an attempt to make Good Friday fall on or near the first day of Passover since that was the date of the execution of Jesus.
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How is the date for Easter calculated each year?

Easter Sunday typically falls on a different date each year. Easteris always the first Sunday after or on the first full moon, afterthe Spring (vernal) Equinox in the Northe

Why is Easter different every year?

Easter is observed on the Sunday after the first full moon on or after the day of the vernal equinox (where the sun is directly over the equator in the spring of the North

Why does the date that Easter falls on change each year?

\n . \nThe dates on which Easter is celebrated are determined by the lunar calendar, and so they change each year. Apparently, it is the Sunday which is two weeks after the v

Why does Easter change each year?

The early church fathers wished to keep the observance of Easter in correlation to the Jewish Passover. Because the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ happened af

Why is orthodox Easter different each year?

It's different for the same reason that Catholic Easter falls on a different day every year, the way it's calculated. The only difference is that the calculation for Orthodox

Why is Easter at different days of the year?

Easter is not schedualed by the Julian calendar; it is schedualed by the Jewish calendar in conjunction with Passover, the time during which Christ was arrested, tried, and cr

When does Easter happen each year?

Easter Sunday occurs on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the March equinox [the day the sun crosses the Equator from south to north].

Why does the date of Easter Sunday change each year?

Easter comes on the Sunday after the first full moon after thestart of spring. Confusing, isn't it? It's because it's based offof a lunar calendar and not the Gregorian calend

Why does Easter fall on a different Sunday each year?

Easter Sunday typically falls on a different date each year becauseof a system that was slowly developed throughout the Middle Ages,and which remainsthe base for what we use t
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What date did Easter fall on in 1921 and each year thereafter until 2010?

Easter Sunday has fallen on the following dates; 27 March 1921, 16 April 1922, 1 April 1923, 20 April 1924, 12 April 1925, 4 April 1926, 17 April 1927, 8 April 1928, 31 March
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Why do you celebrate Easter at different times each year?

Because it is on the Sunday following the first full Moon which falls on or after the Spring equinox. Spring equinox is either March 20 or 21. So it depends on the timing of t

Why is the Chinese New Year in different dates each year?

The Chinese new year follows the first day of the first month inthe lunisolar calendar, which changes yearly. This is because theChinese lunisolar calender was already accepte