Why do easter days change and check easters dates from 1997 to 2037

The date of Easter Day is usually the first Sunday after the first Full Moon occurring on or after the March equinox.

Easter Sunday celebrates the Christian belief of Jesus Christ’s resurrection. The Easter date is set around the time of the March Equinox.

Setting the Easter Date

The March equinox coincides with Easter Sunday and holidays that are related to it. These holidays do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian calendar, or the Julian calendar, which is still used by many Orthodox Christian churches.

Calendar with holidays

The dates of many Christian holidays depend on the Easter date. Some of these holidays include:

Palm Sunday

Good Friday

Easter Sunday

Ascension Day

Pentecost/Whitsunday.

According to the Bible, Jesus’ death and resurrection occurred around the time of the Jewish Passover, which was celebrated on the first full moon following the vernal equinox.

This soon led to Christians celebrating Easter on different dates. At the end of the 2nd century, some churches celebrated Easter on the day of the Passover, while others celebrated it on the following Sunday.

In 325CE the Council of Nicaea established that Easter would be held on the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the vernal equinox.(*) From that point forward, the Easter date depended on the ecclesiastical approximation of March 21 for the vernal equinox.

Easter is delayed by 1 week if the full moon is on Sunday, which decreases the chances of it falling on the same day as the Jewish Passover. The council’s ruling is contrary to the Quartodecimans, a group of Christians who celebrated Easter on the day of the full moon, 14 days into the month

1997–2037 in Gregorian dates)

Year Western Eastern

1997 March 30 April 27

1998 April 12 April 19

1999 April 4 April 11

2000 April 23 April 30

2001 April 15

2002 March 31 May 5

2003 April 20 April 27

2004 April 11

2005 March 27 May 1

2006 April 16 April 23

2007 April 8

2008 March 23 April 27

2009 April 12 April 19

2010 April 4

2011 April 24

2012 April 8 April 15

2013 March 31 May 5

2014 April 20

2015 April 5 April 12

2016 March 27 May 1

2017 April 16

2018 April 1 April 8

2019 April 21 April 28

2020 April 12 April 19

2021 April 4 May 2

2022 April 17 April 24

2023 April 9 April 16

2024 March 31 May 5

2025 April 20

2026 April 5 April 12

2027 March 28 May 2

2028 April 16

2029 April 1 April 8

.

2030 April 21 April 28

2031 April 13

2032 March 28 May 2

2033 April 17 April 24

2034 April 9

2035 March 25 April 29

2036 April 13 April 20

2037 April 5

Credit Time and date.com

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