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Computus (Latin for "computation") is the calculation used to determine the calendar date of Easter. Because the date is based on a calendar-dependent ...

How is Easter Sunday determined? Palm Sunday? Ash Wednesday ...


To find Ash Wednesday, you start with the date of Easter Sunday, back up six weeks (that gives you the first Sunday of Lent), and then back up four more days:  ...

How the Easter Date is Determined - Timeanddate.com


The March equinox coincides with Easter Sunday and holidays that are related to it. These holidays do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian calendar, or the ...

The Big Question: How is the date of Easter determined, and why is ...


Mar 20, 2008 ... Why does the date of Easter vary by more than a month? Because the ancient Egyptians and Hebrews used different calendars. The Egyptians ...

How is the date for Easter determined? - GotQuestions.org Home


This method of determining the date of Easter often results in Easter being before Passover and/or displaced far from Passover. Easter can potentially be ...

Easter Dating Method - Calculate the Date of Easter Sunday


A simple procedure to determine Easter Sunday dates for all years 326 to 4099 A.D..

who decides on what date does easter fall on | Notes and Queries ...


Pope Gregory XIII. Or at least, the calendar to which he gave his name. Easter is an annual festival observed throughout the Christian world. The date for Easter ...

Passover and Easter―A Quick Guide to Understanding Dates


These constructs allow the date of Easter to be calculated in advance rather than determined by actual astronomical observances, which are naturally less ...

Easter—A Tale of Two Easters - Infoplease


The Eastern Church sets the date of Easter according to the actual, astronomical full moon and the actual equinox as observed along the meridian of Jerusalem, ...

When is Easter Sunday 2017? | The Old Farmers Almanac


In Christian churches that follow the Gregorian calendar for determining the date of Easter, the observance can never occur before March 22 or after April 25.

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How is the date for Easter determined? | Catholic Answers


Easter falls on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox. If the first full moon occurs on the equinox, Easter is the following Sunday.

The Date of Easter - Astronomical Applications Department


Mar 11, 2016 ... Easter is an annual festival observed throughout the Christian world. The date for Easter shifts every year within the Christian calendar.

How Is the Date of Easter Determined? (Western and Eastern)


Feb 27, 2016 ... Easter is a moveable feast, which means that it occurs on a different date each year. How is the date of Easter determined for both Western and ...