Easter will be celebrated on Sunday, April 4th, 2021! Easter is a “movable feast,” falling on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25 every year.
When is Easter 2021: Easter is on April 4th in 2021, Easter 2021
Last year’s Easter holidays were marred by the coronavirus outbreak, which forced the closure of UK schools ahead of schedule and disrupted visitors’ carefully planned travel arrangements.
Families were left disappointed by the lockdown as they looked forward to the 2021 holidays when restrictions would presumably be lifted.
However, the following year saw an increase in Covid cases across the UK, as well as the implementation of new nationwide lockdown measures, putting the festive season in jeopardy once more.
When is Easter 2021
Easter will be celebrated on Sunday, April 4 this year. (Easter Sunday, May 2nd, is Eastern Orthodox Easter.)
This Easter falls just one week after the full Moon of March (Sunday, March 28), which is the first Full Moon after the spring equinox (March 20, 2021) and is hence known as the “Paschal Full Moon” in the Christian calendar.
Common Easter Date
Easter is a “movable feast,” meaning it has no set date. However, between March 22 and April 25, it is always held on a Sunday.
Over a 500-year period (from 1600 to 2099 AD), Easter will have been celebrated on March 31 or April 16 the majority of the time.
Rather than using the Gregorian calendar, several Eastern Orthodox churches use the Julian calendar. Easter might be celebrated between April 4 and May 8 in this circumstance.
Easter dates for the next 10 years
The dates of Easter for the next 10 years: 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030 and 2031.
Year Festival Name Dates 2021 Easter 2021 Apr 4 2022 Easter 2022 Apr 17 2023 Easter 2023 Apr 9 2024 Easter 2024 Mar 31 2025 Easter 2025 Apr 20 2026 Easter 2026 Apr 5 2027 Easter 2027 Mar 28 2028 Easter 2028 Apr 16 2029 Easter 2029 Apr 1 2030 Easter 2030 Apr 21 2031 Easter 2031 Apr 13
Easter is related to the full Moon
Easter is observed on the first Sunday after the full Moon, which comes on or shortly after the spring equinox. Yes, it’s a little perplexing at first!
Let’s break it down: The spring equinox will occur on Saturday, March 20 in 2021.
On Sunday, March 28, the first full Moon after that date rises. As a result, Easter will be celebrated on the following Sunday, April 4th.
The first full moon of spring is known as the “Paschal Full Moon” in Christian calendars. In other words, Easter is celebrated on the Sunday following the Paschal Full Moon.
What is Paschal Full Moon
Paschal Full Moon is the 14th day of a lunar month occurring on or after March 21
The word “Pascha,” which is a translation of the Aramaic word for “Passover,” is used in the ecclesiastical (Christian church) calendar.
Paschal refers to the date of the Full Moon, which was determined many years ago as the 14th day of a lunar month.
Certain lunar motions were not taken into consideration in ancient computations.
According to a series of ecclesiastical calendar standards, the Paschal Full Moon occurs on or after March 21 and does not always correspond to the day of the astronomical full moon closest to the astronomical spring equinox.
What is Easter
The Christian calendar’s most important feast day is Easter.
Easter is a Christian holiday that commemorates Christ’s resurrection from the dead after his crucifixion. It has been celebrated from the early days of the Church.
It marks the end of Holy Week, the beginning of Lent, and the last day of the Easter Triduum (which runs from Maundy Thursday evening to Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday), as well as the commencement of the liturgical year’s Easter season.
The triumph of good over evil, sin, death, and the physical body is symbolized by the resurrection.
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