Did You Know? Countdown to Easter 2009 (03/29)

Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore About Easter

March 29 : 14 days till Easter

Easter is the time of springtime festivals, a time to welcome back the Tulips, the Crocuses and the Daffodils. A time for Christians to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Christ. And a time of chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and colored eggs!
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Did you know that Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday following the full moon of the vernal equinox?

In Western churches, this can occur any Sunday between March 22nd and April 25th. In Orthodox Churches, Easter falls a bit later — between the beginning of April and the beginning of May. The difference in dates is due to varying calculations of when the vernal equinox takes place.

In 2009, Easter will be celebrated on Sunday April 12; Orthodox Easter will be celebrated on April 19.

So join our Easter festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day and countdown to Easter on April 12th!

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One Response to “Did You Know? Countdown to Easter 2009 (03/29)”

  1. Paul A. Says:

    “Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday following the full moon of the vernal equinox?”

    No its not. The date of Easter is determined by a mathematical formula called the Computus. This formula often agrees with the above statement, but not always. The early first millennium church used a calculation because it was a more reliable way to get the entire Christian world to celebrate Easter on the same date.

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