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It is an attempt to make Good Friday fall on or near the first day of Passover since that was the date of the execution of Jesus.
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Why is Easter on different dates?

Easter Sunday is always the first Sunday, after the first full moon, after the 21st March. This year is the earliest Easter can be, as the first full moon is on the 21st March

Why is Easter different every year?

Easter is observed on the Sunday after the first full moon on or after the day of the vernal equinox (where the sun is directly over the equator in the spring of the Northern

Why does the date that Easter falls on change each year?

    The dates on which Easter is celebrated are determined by the lunar calendar, and so they change each year. Apparently, it is the Sunday which is two weeks after t

Why does Easter change each year?

The early church fathers wished to keep the observance of Easter in correlation to the Jewish Passover. Because the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ happened af

Why does Easter fall on different dates?

  Easter is calculated to follow Passover which is based on the lunar calendar.   Catholics and most Protestants use the new Gregorian calendar decreed by Pope Gregory

Why is orthodox Easter different each year?

It's different for the same reason that Catholic Easter falls on a different day every year, the way it's calculated. The only difference is that the calculation for Orthodox

Why is the date of Easter always different?

It depends upon the lunar cycle which is not what our solar calendar system is based upon. Easter always is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox

Why does the date of Easter Sunday change each year?

Easter comes on the Sunday after the first full moon after the  start of spring. Confusing, isn't it? It's because it's based off  of a lunar calendar and not the Gregorian
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What date did Easter fall on in 1921 and each year thereafter until 2010?

Easter Sunday has fallen on the following dates; 27 March 1921, 16 April 1922, 1 April 1923, 20 April 1924, 12 April 1925, 4 April 1926, 17 April 1927, 8 April 1928, 31 March

Why is the Chinese New Year in different dates each year?

The Chinese new year follows the first day of the first month in  the lunisolar calendar, which changes yearly. This is because the  Chinese lunisolar calender was already a