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150458, Easter !
Posted by 81 Newbee, Tue Mar-04-08 05:12 AM
This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of
our lives!

Easter this year is: Sunday March 23, 2008

As you may know, 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.

Found out a couple of things you might be interested in! Based on
the above, Easter can actually be one day earlier (March 22) but
that is pretty rare.

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! Hereare the facts:

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
(so if you're 95 or older, you are the only ones that were around for that!).

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
this year!
150466, RE: Easter !
Posted by npmcl, Tue Mar-04-08 09:01 AM
Some more interesting info about Easter including
The Easter bunny or rabbit comes from the hare, another ancient, pre-Christian symbol of fertility associated with spring. But it gets even more complicated than that. Anglo-Saxon mythology says Eostara changed her pet bird into a rabbit to entertain a group of children, and the rabbit laid brightly coloured eggs for them.
150472, RE: Easter !
Posted by KJT, Tue Mar-04-08 10:44 AM
Join the "Bring Back the Julian Calendar Society" and you can have Easter on March 22nd in 2010.

150486, RE: Easter !
Posted by Shelly, Tue Mar-04-08 02:10 PM
Did anyone remember to tell the bunny?