Has Easter ever been in march

Yes, since 1587 up to this date Easter Sunday has fallen 106 times in the month of March. This year Easter Sunday will fall on March 27. View all the possible dates for Easter Sunday according to the Gregorian reckoning from AD 1583 to AD 3000 at Staff.science.uu.nl.

Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday. It has been called a moveable feast because it doesn’t fall on a set date every year, as most holidays do. Instead, Christian churches in the West celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox on March 21.

Therefore, Easter is observed anywhere between March 22 and April 25 every year. Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar to calculate when Easter will occur and typically celebrate the holiday a week or two after the Western churches, which follow the Gregorian calendar.

Tip! When is Easter this year? Learn why the date of Easter changes every year, and why the holiday can fall anywhere between March 22 and April 25 at Christianity.about.com.

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