Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Easter Facts

I got this from Danielle (thanks girl!!) so if you read her too, you can skip over this entry! LOL

 

Easter Facts

DID YOU KNOW................


We all realize that Easter is early this year.

The
 celebration, as you might know, is always held on the 1st Sunday after

the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox (this year the Equinox will
 occur on March 20).
 
 This dating of Easter is based on the same ancient lunar

calendar that the Hebrew people use to identify Passover, which is why
 it moves around on our modern calendar. Easter can only be one day
 earlier (March 22) but that is rare.
 
 This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the
 rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our population have ever
 seen it this early. None of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day
 earlier!
 
 The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be
 the year 2228 (220 years from now). The last time it was this early was
 1913 (so if you're 95 or older, you are the only ones that were around
 for that!).
 
 The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in
 the year 2285 (277 years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was
 1818.

 So, remember this day: no one alive today has or will ever see it any
 earlier than this year!

1 comment:

dasajam1 said...

Wow, girl reading what your wrote me was an "AHHHHHAAAA Moment" for me.  I never looked at it that way.  You are right on though.  I do like to "fix" people and their problems.  I need to figure this out some more but thanks for the insight!  And the prayers!  I am always praying and I know God will bless me with what I need.  Thanks Chick!  Hugs