When Is Easter This Year?

There is a very simple answer to when Easter is every year, and then a very complicated one. The complicated one involves counting full moons and equinoxes and dividing by the Council of Nicaea, multiplied by the square root of Cadbury’s, carry the bunny, and there you will have, most approximately, the date of Easter. Well, one of them anyway. There are at least two. But there is a much easier answer for when Easter is this year, or any year for that matter.

Easter is always either “really early this year,” or “really late this year.” Easter is never, and I do mean never, right where it is supposed to be. One thing is for sure, and that is that Easter will be either in March or April. If it is in March, it is too early, and if it is in April, it is very late. Ask anyone, and they will tell you the same thing.

Now, the earliest that Easter can possibly fall is March 22nd, and the latest it can be is April 25th, which is an exact span of five weeks. This puts the midpoint at April 8th. This year, 2015, Easter falls on April 5th, which in pretty darn close to that midpoint in my expert opinion. This will not stop people from declaring that Easter is very early this year (because: before the midpoint), or very late (because: April). I have already heard both sentiments expressed this season.

Of course the lateness, or lack thereof, of Easter can also entirely depend on who is doling out judgement on the matter. For instance my children, who are very excited for delicious, treat-filled baskets, might wish for Easter to come even earlier than April 5th. Ministers of Music, on the other hand, may very well be praying for a delay in the calendar, in the hopes of having a few extra weeks to plan and rehearse music. It’s all just a matter of perspective.

So go forth and prosper, happy with the knowledge that Easter is coming, and that you can’t make everyone happy all of the time. But the sooner you recognize that you are not in control of time and space, the better your life will be. And that happy morning will be here before you know it.

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