Asked by Anonymous at 4:22 PM on Mar. 30, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by MamaK88 at 4:30 PM on Mar. 30, 2010
Answer by HistoryMamaX3 at 4:32 PM on Mar. 30, 2010
Short Answer: The Sunday after Passover.
Long Answer: Because Sunday was the day of Christ's Resurrection Easter is always on a Sunday. Because of the link to the Jewish passover (the Last Suppoer occured on the Passover), it's calcuated based on the pashal full moon (as is Passover). Now to set a universal date (regardless of time zones) the CC makes some approximations. The paschal full moon (first full moon following the Vernal Equinox) can fall on on different days in different time zones, so for calcuation purposes the full moon is set at the 14th day of the luner month (the lunar month begins the new moon). Also the CC always figures the vernal equinox as Mar. 21 (even though is can occur on Mar. 22).