Each year the date of Easter changes. When will Easter take place and happen in 2017?

This year, Easter Sunday will fall on April 16th. So why exactly does the date change every year? Easter is a movable feast because the earliest believers in the church of Asia Minor wished to keep the observance of Easter correlated to the Jewish Passover. Therefore, every year that changes with the lunar cycles.

The death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ happened after the Passover, so followers wanted Easter to always be celebrated subsequent to the Passover.

And, since the Jewish holiday calendar is based on solar and lunar cycles, each feast day is movable, with dates shifting from year to year. Now, from here the explanation grows more complicated."

So now you know whens Easter, and why the date changes. Find out more about Easter from About.



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