Thursday, March 21, 2013

Easter is a Movable Feast

Easter... It is a lot like life. Just when you thought you had it figured out, it moves.

I have heard a lot of people say, during the past month or so, "Easter is EARLY this year!"


It made me wonder how early can Easter be.  So I went looking and this is what I learned.

The earliest possible date for Easter is March 22.  The last time Easter was on March 22, the year was 1818.  And the next time it will be on March 22 is 2285.  So don't hold your breath.

How LATE can Easter be?  That too is impressive. 

The latest possible date for it is April 25. The last time Easter was on April 25 was 1943 (way before MY time!).  And the next time it will be on April 25 is in 2038.  If we all live very healthy, we may just make it!

So yes, "Easter is EARLY this year!"

But not as early as it COULD eight days.

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