Thursday, March 20, 2008

Do you know why the Easter Bunny is coming so early this year?

Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20). This dating of Easter is 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 will ever see the rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our population have ever seen it this early (95 years old or above!). And none of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier!

Here's thefacts:

1) The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2228 (220 years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913 (soif 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 the year 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 thisyear!

Now wasn't that interesting?

And for a little Easter humor.....


luvmy4sons said...

I laughed so hard at the cartoon! Thank you! I loved it! AND I loved the factoids! Great stuff!

Beverly said...

Interesting facts and humor. Thanks for a wonderful start to my day.

(I think the "tramp" egg is kind of cute.)

Happy Homemaker said...

Interesting... I did not know how Easter was placed.