Monday, March 10, 2008

This Year Easter Is Early ... Once In A Lifetime ... Interesting

Early Easter this Year - Once in a Lifetime

I knew that Easter was very early this year, but I didn't know the following
interesting facts. Hope you also enjoy them.

Hey everyone!

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.

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 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!).

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!

3). Just hope that you are still around next month or you will miss the
event of your lifetime. Doubt that I'll stick around for the one on Mar 22
in the year of our Lord 2285.