This year, Easter will be on Sunday, March 31, 2024. The date of Easter varies each year, and in 2024, it falls a little earlier than usual. Let’s explore why this is the case.


Easter is a significant Christian festival, also known as Pascha or **Resurrection Sunday**. It commemorates the central tenet of the Christian faith: the resurrection of **Jesus Christ** from the dead. Millions of Christians celebrate this day with church services, prayer, and various traditions. But it’s not just Christians who participate—others engage in activities like dyeing brightly colored eggs, filling plastic eggs with candy, and hunting for eggs hidden by the **Easter Bunny**. For some, the eggs symbolize Jesus emerging from the tomb, while others see them as a representation of the regeneration associated with springtime¹.


Now, let’s delve into why Easter’s date changes from year to year. Unlike fixed-date celebrations, Easter is a **movable feast**. Here’s how it works:


1. **Paschal Full Moon**: Easter Sunday always occurs on the first Sunday after the **Paschal Full Moon**. This is the first full moon that occurs on or after the **March or spring equinox**.

2. **Equinox and Lunar Cycles**: The date of the equinox and the lunar cycles determine when the Paschal Full Moon falls. As a result, Easter can fall anywhere between **March 22** and **April 25** like a nomadic band of butterflies³.


So, in 2024, we celebrate Easter a little earlier than usual, on March 31. Whether you’re attending church services, enjoying an egg hunt, or simply savoring the arrival of spring, may this Easter be filled with joy and hope! 🌸🐣🙏.

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