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Easter 2008 Trivia

Facts and Trivia About the 2008 Easter Calendar Dates

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Easter 2008
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Few Christians realize just how special the date of Easter was in 2008! Discover a few facts and trivia about the Easter 2008 calendar of 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.
  • In 2008 Easter was on April 27 for Eastern Christianity.
  • The last time Easter fell on April 27 in Eastern Christianity was 2003, just five years prior.
  • 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 fully realized just how unique the date of Easter was in 2008!

  • In 2008 Easter was on March 23 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 prior. Therefore, only a few Christians were actually alive then to celebrate Easter.
  • The next time Easter will fall on March 23 in Western Christianity is 2160, 152 years from 2008. 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.

Hopefully you made your Easter celebrations memorable in 2008!

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