Thursday, August 28, 2008

The date of easter

In Mark Galli's book Beyond Smells and Bells he tells how the date for Easter Sunday is derived. I have known this, but it seems whenever people ask me about it I can't think of it. On p. 24 he says, "...it is the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the spring equinox."

Yeah, that helps, right.

3 comments:

Jim said...

Your post made me curious so checked out Wikipedia to see the reasons for the date thing...if you want to get more confused check that out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter#Date_of_Easter

MR said...

equinox?

What if you don't own a horse?

Carrie Jade said...

I thought Easter happened when the easter bunny came. I have been lied to!!