When is Easter day and how is the date decided????
Hi people! It's Easter weekend. Lots of celebration is going on all around the world, But have you ever wondered why Easter date changes every year while valentine and Christmas date is fixed and easy to remember? Have you ever thought of the reason behind it?..... Here are the answers;
Easter day is the day when the death of Jesus Christ and His resurrection is being celebrated. christian celebrate Easter on a Sunday as it was the day Jesus Christ Rose from the dead, following being crucified on a Friday two days before.
The death of Jesus Christ occurred around the Jewish Passover, which is traditionally held on first full moon following the vernal equinox (i.e a period that occur two times a year when the sun crosses the plan of the earth's equator whereby day and night are of equal length.) The full moon can vary in each time zone.
WHY DOSE THE DATE OF EASTER CHANGES EACH YEAR?
In Western Christianity, Easter Sunday must always fall on the next full moon after spring equinox. Easter can fall as early as March and as late as April or May, depending on the year calendar used. So, the date of Easter changes because the full moon can fall on different days in different time zones.
This year Easter takes place from Good Friday on March 30th, making Easter Sunday fall on April 1st, until Easter Monday on April 2nd, which is also April's fool day.
In conclusion, Easter day would always be on a Sunday to commemorate the Happy occasion as it was been decided long ago by the council of Christian bishops.
Have a splendid Easter celebration!