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Posted by joelbyer on March 2, 2008

Here’s an e-mail forward I received that other than one minor detail (which I corrected) is verified by Snopes. I checked.

Easter this year is on Sunday March 23rd.

*As you may know, Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20th).
* 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 few other things you might be interested in!
– Based on the above, Easter can actually be one day earlier
(March 22) but that is pretty rare.
– This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see for 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 are the facts:
* 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!).
* 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!



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