Friday, March 27, 2009

Date of Easter

Most years someone asks me about the date of Easter and how it is decided each year. The answer:

'The date of Easter Day was defined by the Council of Nicaea in AD325 as the Sunday after the first full moon which falls on or after the Spring Equinox. The Equinox is assumed to always fall on 21st March. In 2009, Easter will fall on April 12th and in 2010, Easter will fall on April 4th.'

(from http://www.reep.org/resources/easter/index.php)

2 comments:

Caroline Too said...

it's funny, I have no problem with Christmas being on a fixed date, although the choice of date probably has more to do with Pagan religions than the birth of Jesus...

but somehow

the obvious, and sensible, fixing of a date for Easter concerns me. In part because it would be done for consumerist reasongs,

but are consumerist reasons worse than pagan reasons for the date of Christmas? or

should I get out more? :-)

St said...

Almost certainly