Easter is always the 1st Sunday following the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox. That full moon is on March 20th this year, making Easter March 23.
This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar which the Hebrew people used, to identify Passover; which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar.
Based on the above, Easter can actually be one day earlier (March 22), but that rarely happens.
This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our population have ever seen it this early, those of us who are 95 years old or above!
Here are the facts:
1) The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2228, which is (220 years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913.
2) The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in the year 2285 (277 years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was the year 1818. So, no one alive today, has or will EVER see it any earlier than This Year!
AND the downloading of photos is still not working, but I did find the Other Book Club picture. We had a fun evening discussing Three Cups of Tea.
I do think my run of reading books about Afghanistan and/or mountain climbing is coming to an end! I'm ready for some JODI! She'll be here soon with her new book.
OK back to working on my portfolio- It has to get done. So nap time is now work time.