“Easter sure is early this year,” says someone every year.

And, it seems to be true. Predicting when we’ll celebrate Easter is like trying to predict how many interceptions Tony Romo can throw in a play-off game. Yes, I’m still bitter…

But, I’ll let you in on a secret.

About Easter, that is.

Pasqua is always the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox, which is near or on, March 20.

Interestingly, this year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives!

Crazy, huh?

Here’s the scoop:

1) Easter will not be held on March 23 again until the year 2228 – 220 years from now.

2) The next time Easter will be one day earlier, March 22, will be in 2285 – 277 years from now.
3) Easter was celebrated on March 22 for the last time in 1818. So, unless you are Captain Jack Sparrow you missed that go around!
Additionally, only people who were born before 1913 (that’s 95 and over, folks) have ever seen it this early before…and, they may not remember! (Gasp! Did I say that out loud?)
So, next time someone says, “Easter sure is coming early,” you can set the record straight!
Buona Pasqua and Happy Spring Equinox!
18 Responses
  1. Tanya

    Wow that was really interesting and yes, I was one of those who declared that Easter is sure early this year,lol.
    Have a Happy Easter 🙂

  2. mylablog

    Those are some interesting facts. I read them, then immediately regurgitated them back to the hubs. Thanks for sharing them.

  3. nikinpos

    Ha! They were discussing these facts on the radio this morning, except they hadn’t done their research properly and couldn’t remember the numbers.
    Happy Easter Cherrye. xx

  4. Rhea

    Thanks for all the Easter dates info. It was very interesting! Now, how did you look up all that?

    The real question is, will we have found the missing boiled eggs hidden in our living room before the next early Easter in 2228 or whenever it is?!! lol

  5. Cherrye

    Tanya, now you know you were right. It WAS early!

    CD – 🙂 Thanks.

    Mylablog – Ha ha. I told my family as soon as I found them, too.

    Niki – You are doing well if you listen to and understand ITalian radio. I am impressed.

    Joe – ME TOO. We had an ice storm today.

    Thanks, J – YOU TOO!

    Me, too. It was too cold for cute, springy Easter dresses here!

    Welcome, Louise…

    Marina – Happy Pasqua to you, too!

    Rhea – ha ha ha…we always had that problem at my grandma’s, too. We NEVER found them all! PS – My mom emailed me the info!

    MM and MM – I thought it was fun, interesting info. I’m glad you guys liked it, too.

  6. maddiesmommy&daddy

    Love your fun facts. I know that we commented yesterday leaving mass that yes, it is wonderful that Christ is risen and it is also wonderful that for Friday Night Date Night we can eat meat!!! There are very few restraunts here that have good fresh fish and we’re delighted about eating at a better place this week. I know Pep is probably elated at the return of sweets.

  7. Nadine

    Those are interesting facts aren’t they. Who figures this stuff out anyway? Thanks for Cherrye. I hope you had a great day.

  8. Cherrye

    Oh, Brandi. He was VERY excited. He was like a kid! ha ha

    Makes you wonder, huh, Nadine?? Hope you had a good Easter, too.

  9. bleeding espresso

    See I *knew* Easter was early this year; didn’t realize we’d never see it this early again though!

    I’m wondering if you got P one of those big ole Easter eggs this year 😉

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