Tag Archive 'easter'

Feb 07 2008

What Day Is Easter?

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Have you ever wondered what day Easter is going to fall on?  Well so have I.  Wikipedia has been my source of this information for the last few years but it only gives you the date for the next 15 years or so.  What if you want to know when is the next time Easter is going to fall on March 23rd? (2160)

Having found a formula for calculating the date I threw together a spreadsheet and did a fill down.  Did you know that in the year 3000 Easter Sunday is going to be on April 13th?  That’s assuming Easter is still celebrated, the Gregorian calendar is still used or that humans still exist.

What’s more, I have been kind enough to publish this formula and data (until 3176 – until someone asks for more) on Google Spreadsheets at the following url:  http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=prVVEmxcBM2cS0KU6TrF7cA

At some point I may add other useful associated dates to the spreadsheet, such as Shrove Tuesday & Ash Wednesday.

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Feb 04 2008

First Day of Lent 2008

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For some strange reason I appear to be second entry on Google.co.uk for the search “first day of lent 2008” because of  my previous post about lent (from 2005).

The first day of lent in 2008 will be from Ash Wednesday on 6th February until Holy Saturday on March 22nd, inclusive.  Most people will probably be unaware that lent does not, traditionally include the lent.

The last week of Lent is known as Holy week and, traditionally, there is no church bell ringing within that week.  There has been some debate as to whether ringing is allowed on Holy Saturday, however this is often because it gets confused with Easter Saturday, which is the Saturday after Easter Sunday.

Also, just in case you are interested, the dates of lent for next year (2009) are February 25th to April 28th inclusive.

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