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Easter 2008 Trivia

Facts & Trivia About 2008 Easter Calendar Dates

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Few Christians realize just how special the 2008 Easter date is this year! Discover a few facts and trivia about Easter 2008 calendar dates.
  • In Western Christianity, Easter Sunday can fall anywhere between March 22 and April 25.

  • In Eastern Christianity (Orthodox), Easter Sunday can fall anywhere between April 4 and May 8.

    Go here for a detailed explanation of why Eastern and Western churches celebrate Easter on different dates, and to learn more about why these dates for Easter change every year.

  • This year Easter is on April 27, 2008 for Eastern Christianity.

  • The last time Easter fell on April 27 in Eastern Christianity was 2003, just five years ago.

  • The next time Easter will fall on April 27 in Eastern Christianity is 2087. Many Eastern Christians will still be around to celebrate Easter again on April 27!

Yet few Western Christians have fully realized just how unique the date of Easter is this year!

  • This year Easter is on March 23, 2008 for Western Christianity, only one day later than the earliest it can ever be in Western churches (March 22).

  • The last time Easter fell on March 23 in Western Christianity was the year 1913, 95 years ago. Therefore, only a few of us were actually alive then to celebrate Easter.

  • The next time Easter will fall on March 23 in Western Christianity is 2160, 152 years from now. It's doubtful any Western Christians will still be around to celebrate Easter again on March 23.

  • Even more remarkable, no one alive today has ever, or ever will celebrate Easter earlier than March 23. The last time Easter fell on March 22 was in 1818, and the next time will be in 2285.

So please be sure to make your Easter celebrations memorable this year!

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