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When is Easter Anyway?

Bunnies, birds, and Bibles. Easter is celebrated in a variety of ways across the globe. But one thing that troubles most people is the date in which Easter will actually arrive.

Image result for stork cartoon images creative commonsYou see, Easter isn’t one of those “fourth Thursday” kind of holidays. Instead, it’s more of a “due date” holiday that hinges on several factors before arriving each spring. In fact, Easter might grace your calendar anytime between March 22 and April 25.

So, you might ask, how is the date determined? In a nutshell, Easter falls on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox. There’s also a bit of math that goes into it that might tweak the date by a day or two, but for the most part, the answer hinges on the moon and the big guy who made the night skies possible.

This mash up of science and religion to determine a holiday is fascinating, and makes for good conversation and great real-world connections regardless of your personal beliefs.

Safe travels and happy Easter~ Jody

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