Plan for an early Easter 2008

This is the time some church people plan for all of the next year (if not earlier.) I noticed that Easter is coming very early next year; if one tends to plan just a bit at a time, better to know it now.

The last time Easter fell on March 23 was 1913 and it won’t come again until 2160, so enjoy it while it lasts.

The earliest possible date for Easter is March 22, but that’s very rare, with the next occurrence in 2285.

Categorized as Holidays

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.


  1. Oooooh! i remember from Astronomy class when Easter is: it’s the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox! How’s that for trivia?

  2. Ah, but that’s ecclesiastical vernal equinox–always March 21–not the astronomical equinox. Of course, if you’d said you’d taken an ecclesiastical cosmology class, I would have fallen out of my chair.

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