Thursday, March 18, 2010

When Is Easter 2010?

When Is Easter?

Easter and the associated holidays do not fall on fixed dates because they follow the Jewish Lunar Calendar and not the Solar Gregorian Calendar. Generally the first Sunday after the full moon that falls on or just after Spring Equinox is fixed as Easter. Easter, thus, may occur on any date between 22nd March and April end.

Still, there is difference of opinion between the churches of the West and orthodox churches of the East, which are deeply prejudiced by the old traditions. In the year 1997, the World Council of Churches put a suggestion to restructure the methods of determining the date of Easter to remove this difference of dates in the Western and the Eastern Churches. Even if this reform was to be implemented since 2001, it failed due to lack of support from these churches.

Easter Calendar 2010
April 04 - Easter Sunday (Western)
February 17- Ash Wednesday

source: happyeaster .org .uk

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