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Easter

How is Easter’s date determined?

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Gabe Kshlerin
2020-03-26 19:39:00

Easter is always on the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon, which, yes, does sound like some pagan witchcraft, but I assure you that's official church policy.

So, what's a Paschal Full Moon, you might ask? It's the first full moon after the vernal equinox. However, there's an important caveat: The church observes the vernal equinox on March 21 each year, whether it actually falls on that date or not. And this is only true of those following the Gregorian calendar; Eastern Orthodox Easter is figured on the Julian calendar instead, and their Easter is later.

In 2020, the Paschal Full Moon falls on April 7, making Easter April 12.

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David Jackson
2020-04-07 03:33:16

Easter is a pretty girl, and smart, and has a good sense of humor. I'm pretty sure she can get her own date.

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Anonymous
2020-04-06 18:45:28

The Eastern most area in Maine(also the Eastern most area in the U.S.A.). We are called Down Easters for the reason that we live in the Eastern most area in the Eastern most state.

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Anonymous
2020-04-06 17:29:16

Jesus' ressurection

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Anonymous
2020-04-05 23:43:54

Jesus..

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Anonymous
2020-04-09 18:04:42

Easter is always in the 1st Sunday after the pastuan or something full moon. I know I spelled the name of the full moon wrong. I'm not a good speller

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Anonymous
2020-04-07 15:24:06

It is the day a bunny puts plastic eggs in the yard. I ask the bunny.

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Engr Khetran
2020-04-05 15:32:30

Easter always occurs on the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac. So, what's the Paschal Full Moon? It is the first full Moon that occurs after the vernal equinox, which signifies the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere

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Anonymous
2020-04-02 16:15:57

the moon


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