Did You Know the Date of Easter Changes Every Year?

Easter this year is on April 9, but last year it fell on April 17, and next year it will be on March 31. So, why does Easter’s date change every year? It is because the date of Easter is dependent on two things. The first is that Easter always come after the Vernal Equinox which is usually March 20, 21 or 22. The other is the full moon. So, to figure out the date of Easter, just remember that Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox. That is why the date changes every year.

For many people, Easter is a time of cute rabbits, eggs and flowers as the new life of spring is celebrated. For many others, it is a time when the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is celebrated. In many churches around the world, the pastor says on Easter Sunday morning, “Jesus is risen,” and the people say, “He is risen indeed.” This fact has changed many lives, including mine, as we have found the new life and the peace that comes in personally knowing Jesus Christ.      Erik