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I was going to write a post about how the date on which Easter Sunday falls is calculated. But having researched it, I’ve decided it’s way too complex; and annoyingly unscientific. So here’s a link to Computus, the calculation procedure itself.

This year, it will fall on 23 March, the second earliest day possible. (It last fell on 22 March in 1818. Remember? Next time will be in 2285.) The latest it can fall is 25 April, this last happening in 1943; next time will be in 2038.

Finally, the weekday on which Easter most commonly falls is a Sunday, an outlier that is statistically significant.

I wonder if Jesus was aware of the rigmarole that people would have to follow in his wake (in the water sense of the word, of course).


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