Calculating Easter???

1. Senior Member
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## Calculating Easter???

Okay, so I&#039;m putting in public holidays to flag as a green block on my calendar I wrote yesterday, but now I&#039;m stuck with easter, because it never falls on the same date.<BR><BR>Can anyone help me with this?

2. <eop> Guest

## First sunday in April ? <eop>

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3. Lurker Guest

## Err.. No

Easter Sunday is the 3rd Sunday in April this year.

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## RE: Calculating Easter???

Easter falls on the sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox.<BR><BR>Whitsun is on the sevent sunday after easter.<BR><BR>So it is not that easy to calculate. Maybe you can hardwire it?

5. Eddie Campbell Guest

## RE: Calculating Easter???

It is not easy to calculate Easter, but have a look at this site which has info on how to do it, and also has BASIC program code for calculating when it falls.<BR><BR>http://www.assa.org.au/edm.html

6. <eop> Guest

## cool

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## Interesting!

My daughter asked me last night why Easter was never the same date. Although I think this explanation would confuse her. Neat to know though.

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## And technically...

...that means Easter *can* come on the day after the start of Spring. Becuz the Vernal Equinox can happen at (say) 07:00 in the morning and the full moon could happen at (say) 19:00 in the evening.<BR><BR>Having said this...I&#039;m not sure it&#039;s true. Since Easter is, after all, derived from Passover and since I doubt that the ancient Hebrews calculated the beginning of Spring to the very hour (more likely, just to the date). And ditto w/ regard to the full moon. So... Is it or is it not possible for Easter to fall on the day after the Vernal Equinox????<BR><BR>One fun trivia question you can get out of this, at least: What is the *latest* date that Easter can fall on???<BR><BR>

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