March 13, 2008

Doesn't Easter seem early?

Here's a little "tidbit" you may not know about Easter:Easter is early this year.

Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st fullmoon after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20). This dating of Easteris based on the lunar calendar that 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 is pretty rare.

Here's the interesting info. This year is the earliest Easter any of us willever see the rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our populationhas ever seen it this early (95 years old or above!). And none of us haveever, or will ever, see it a day earlier!

Here are the facts:
1) The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) willbe the year 2228 (220 years from now). The last time it was this early was1913 (so if you're 95 or older, you are the only ones that were around forthat!).
2) The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in theyear 2285 (277 years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was 1818.

So, no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year.
--This was from an email. I am not the original author.

So, I better make some EASTER CARDS huh?

1 comment:

  1. Hey girl! I so enjoyed your visit. It was so good to see you guys. How did Brett enjoy the dinner?

    Oh yeah, the siggy, I was going for a turtley kind of look. Do you think it works? I may end up changing it though.
    Catch cha later!
    Deb

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