Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

Easter 2008 - A once in a lifetime experience!

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.

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 the facts: 1) The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2160 (152 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!).

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 this year!

Happy Easter


Karen Jo said...

I knew how the date of Easter is calculated and that this Easter seemed earlier than normal, but all the rest was news to me. Thank you for the interesting information. Happy Easter!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Wow, that's very interesting information! We knew how the date was determined, but we didn't know that we will never see it this early again!

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Daisy said...

Happy Easter! It really crept up on me this year. I almost didn't have time to buy my Easter tee-shirt!

Monty Q. Kat said...

Hoppy Easter!

(And MomBean wants Easter back in April, she says March is too early!)

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Fascinating. It did seem to surprise us this year, didn't it?

DaisyMae Maus said...

Good to know ... It actually worked out well on the year-round school calendar so that the kids could have at least one week off before their intersession of three weeks.

Happy Easter!
Teleport over for some ham at 5 PDT.


Fat Eric said...

Happy happy Easter my friends!

Mickey said...

This Easter really IS special!!
I hope all of you had a fun one :)

Purrs Mickey

Beezer said...

Early or late, mine mombean sez any day that starts with chocolate is a good day!

Hoppy, hoppy Easter!!

Christine and FAZ said...

That's really amazing about the dates, and we love your Easter photo too. Purrs FAZ & Co.

Tiger Lily said...

Happy Easter! That really is very intereseting information.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, that was facinating!


divakitty said...

That's a great picture of you with PlusOne! Hoppy Spring!

PugNYC said...

that's an adorable easter family portrait!