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When Is Easter Day?

Updated: Mar 7

Is it March, or will it be April?

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Why Does Easter Day Change?


If you have young ones around, one of the common questions that will come up around Easter time is "Why does Easter day change?". It's a great question, that some adults may not even be able to articulate the answer for.


Since Easter is such a monumental day in our faith and home, I wanted to be able to explain why it was that it didn't line up with a particular date on our calendar. In a child's understanding, it didn't quite follow the rest of the holidays... Christmas is always on the same date, along with other fun holidays, like Valentine's Day; Halloween; St. Patrick's Day- why didn't Easter follow suit?


If your little one is in search of the answer, hopefully the following explanation will clear up any confusion.


 

Get the FREE When Is Easter Day Activity Sheet HERE!

















In The B-I-B-L-E

Yes, that's the book for we! We know that when Jesus' death and resurrection took place, it was at the time of Jewish Passover. Passover was celebrated at the first full moon following the vernal equinox. Without getting too technical for young learners, this means that the day and night are close to the same length of time. This happens when the Spring season begins on March 21st.

So First, Spring Must...Spring!

Spring: When Is Easter Day


Then, Wait For The Moon

Moon: When Is Easter Day

Once the first day of Spring has taken place, then look to the moon. The moon will go through its phases- waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, then full moon. Once it reaches the full moon phase, then the following Sunday is...

Easter!

Praise Jesus! He is risen indeed!


 

Along with this insight, I also prepared a simplified "When Is Easter Day" activity sheet for us to review in our homeschool studies. Grab the helpful and FREE activity sheet HERE to aid in your little one's understanding of why it is that Easter date changes.



And Happy Easter!

Matthew 28:5-6 "The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said."

Empty Tomb: When Is Easter Day

 

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