Easter Sunday Dates
Many Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. The Easter date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox.
Is Easter Sunday a Public Holiday?
Easter Sunday is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, 17 April 2022 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in United States.
What Do People Do?
Many churches hold special services on Easter Sunday, which celebrate the Jesus Christ’s resurrection after his crucifixion. Many people also decorate eggs. These can be hard boiled eggs that can be eaten later, but may also be model eggs made of plastic, chocolate, candy or other materials. It is also common to organize Easter egg hunts. Eggs of some form are hidden, supposedly by a rabbit or hare. People, especially children, then search for them. In some areas, Easter egg hunts are a popular way for local businesses to promote themselves or may even be organized by churches.
Easter Sunday is not a federal holiday but a number of stores are closed in many parts of the US and if they are open, they may have limited trading hours. In some cities, public transit systems usually run their regular Sunday schedule, but it is best to check with the local transport authorities if any changes will be implemented during Easter Sunday.
In Pagan times, many groups of people organized spring festivals. Many of these celebrated the re-birth of nature, the return the land to fertility and the birth of many young animals. These are the origins of the Easter eggs that we still hunt for and eat.
In Christian times, the spring began to be associated with Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. The crucifixion is remembered on Good Friday and the resurrection is remembered on Easter Sunday. The idea of the resurrection joined with the ideas of re-birth in Pagan beliefs.
For people with strong Christian beliefs, the cross that Jesus was crucified on and his resurrection are important symbols of the period around Easter. Other symbols of Easter include real eggs or eggs manufactured from a range of materials, nests, lambs and rabbits or hares. Sometimes these symbols are combined, for example, in candy models of rabbits with nests full of eggs. Eggs, rabbits, hares and young animals are thought to represent the re-birth and return to fertility of nature in the spring.
About Easter Sunday in Other Countries
Read more about Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday Observances
|2017||Sun||16 Apr||Easter Sunday||Observance, Christian|
|2018||Sun||1 Apr||Easter Sunday||Observance, Christian|
|2019||Sun||21 Apr||Easter Sunday||Observance, Christian|
|2020||Sun||12 Apr||Easter Sunday||Observance, Christian|
|2021||Sun||4 Apr||Easter Sunday||Observance, Christian|
|2022||Sun||17 Apr||Easter Sunday||Observance, Christian|
|2023||Sun||9 Apr||Easter Sunday||Observance, Christian|
|2024||Sun||31 Mar||Easter Sunday||Observance, Christian|
|2025||Sun||20 Apr||Easter Sunday||Observance, Christian|
|2026||Sun||5 Apr||Easter Sunday||Observance, Christian|
|2027||Sun||28 Mar||Easter Sunday||Observance, Christian|
Easter Date Tables
This page shows the date of easter in the years 2001 to 2100. You can also get the dates for the previous 100 years and the next 100 years.You can also get a printable easter date worksheet for kids to work out the date of easter in any year at all.
Dates of Easter Sunday, By Year
|April 15th, 2001||March 31st, 2002||April 20th, 2003||April 11th, 2004||March 27th, 2005|
|April 16th, 2006||April 8th, 2007||March 23rd, 2008||April 12th, 2009||April 4th, 2010|
|April 24th, 2011||April 8th, 2012||March 31st, 2013||April 20th, 2014||April 5th, 2015|
|March 27th, 2016||April 16th, 2017||April 1st, 2018||April 21st, 2019||April 12th, 2020|
|April 4th, 2021||April 17th, 2022||April 9th, 2023||March 31st, 2024||April 20th, 2025|
|April 5th, 2026||March 28th, 2027||April 16th, 2028||April 1st, 2029||April 21st, 2030|
|April 13th, 2031||March 28th, 2032||April 17th, 2033||April 9th, 2034||March 25th, 2035|
|April 13th, 2036||April 5th, 2037||April 25th, 2038||April 10th, 2039||April 1st, 2040|
|April 21st, 2041||April 6th, 2042||March 29th, 2043||April 17th, 2044||April 9th, 2045|
|March 25th, 2046||April 14th, 2047||April 5th, 2048||April 18th, 2049||April 10th, 2050|
|April 2nd, 2051||April 21st, 2052||April 6th, 2053||March 29th, 2054||April 18th, 2055|
|April 2nd, 2056||April 22nd, 2057||April 14th, 2058||March 30th, 2059||April 18th, 2060|
|April 10th, 2061||March 26th, 2062||April 15th, 2063||April 6th, 2064||March 29th, 2065|
|April 11th, 2066||April 3rd, 2067||April 22nd, 2068||April 14th, 2069||March 30th, 2070|
|April 19th, 2071||April 10th, 2072||March 26th, 2073||April 15th, 2074||April 7th, 2075|
|April 19th, 2076||April 11th, 2077||April 3rd, 2078||April 23rd, 2079||April 7th, 2080|
|March 30th, 2081||April 19th, 2082||April 4th, 2083||March 26th, 2084||April 15th, 2085|
|March 31st, 2086||April 20th, 2087||April 11th, 2088||April 3rd, 2089||April 16th, 2090|
|April 8th, 2091||March 30th, 2092||April 12th, 2093||April 4th, 2094||April 24th, 2095|
|April 15th, 2096||March 31st, 2097||April 20th, 2098||April 12th, 2099||March 28th, 2100|
Years, By Easter Sunday’s Date
|March 25th||2035, 2046|
|March 26th||2062, 2073, 2084|
|March 27th||2005, 2016|
|March 28th||2027, 2032, 2100|
|March 29th||2043, 2054, 2065|
|March 30th||2059, 2070, 2081, 2092|
|March 31st||2002, 2013, 2024, 2086, 2097|
|April 1st||2018, 2029, 2040|
|April 2nd||2051, 2056|
|April 3rd||2067, 2078, 2089|
|April 4th||2010, 2021, 2083, 2094|
|April 5th||2015, 2026, 2037, 2048|
|April 6th||2042, 2053, 2064|
|April 7th||2075, 2080|
|April 8th||2007, 2012, 2091|
|April 9th||2023, 2034, 2045|
|April 10th||2039, 2050, 2061, 2072|
|April 11th||2004, 2066, 2077, 2088|
|April 12th||2009, 2020, 2093, 2099|
|April 13th||2031, 2036|
|April 14th||2047, 2058, 2069|
|April 15th||2001, 2063, 2074, 2085, 2096|
|April 16th||2006, 2017, 2028, 2090|
|April 17th||2022, 2033, 2044|
|April 18th||2049, 2055, 2060|
|April 19th||2071, 2076, 2082|
|April 20th||2003, 2014, 2025, 2087, 2098|
|April 21st||2019, 2030, 2041, 2052|
|April 22nd||2057, 2068|
|April 24th||2011, 2095|
When Is Easter Sunday 2022?
Easter Sunday will occur on April 17, 2022. Easter Sunday is, of course, always on a Sunday, but the exact date varies each year depending on the moon’s position in early spring. We explain.
Upcoming Dates For Easter
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Why Does Easter Fall On A Different Date Each Year?
Easter and other religious holidays related to it—Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, and Good Friday—are called “moveable feasts.” This means that they are not fixed dates on the calendar. Instead, these holidays are assigned according to what’s called a lunisolar calendar, which aligns the moon’s phases as well as the sun’s position in the sky. (Passover and other Jewish holidays also adhere to the lunisolar calendar.)
How Is The Date Of Easter Determined?
According to a Fourth Century ruling, the date of Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon, which is the first full Moon of spring. It occurs on or shortly after the spring equinox (also known as vernal equinox). March 22 is the earliest Easter can occur in any given year, and April 25 is the latest. If the first spring full Moon happens to fall on a Sunday, Easter Sunday will be observed on the following Sunday.
Astronomers are able to tell us precisely when the Moon will perfectly oppose the Sun, which is when it is considered to be a “full.” However, the Church follows its own methodologies in determining when the Moon turns full. One important factor is something called the “Golden Number.” It is a rather arcane series of computations that in the end provides a date for Easter. Of course, on occasion, the date for the full Moon does not exactly line up with the date that is provided by astronomy.
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What is Easter Sunday?
According to the Canonical gospels, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion on Good Friday. His resurrection is celebrated on Easter Sunday (also called Easter Day, Resurrection Day, Resurrection Sunday, Pascha or simply Easter).
The earliest possible date for Easter Sunday is March 22, the latest possible date is April 25.
Further reading: Easter on Wikipedia
When is Easter Sunday 2023?
Dates for Easter Sunday from 2017 to 2027
The next occurrence of Easter Sunday is marked in red.
|When is …?||Date||Day of the week||Days away|
|Easter Sunday 2017||April 16, 2017||Sunday||1808 days ago|
|Easter Sunday 2018||April 1, 2018||Sunday||1458 days ago|
|Easter Sunday 2019||April 21, 2019||Sunday||1073 days ago|
|Easter Sunday 2020||April 12, 2020||Sunday||716 days ago|
|Easter Sunday 2021||April 4, 2021||Sunday||359 days ago|
|Easter Sunday 2022||April 17, 2022||Sunday||in 19 days|
|Easter Sunday 2023||April 9, 2023||Sunday||in 376 days|
|Easter Sunday 2024||March 31, 2024||Sunday||in 733 days|
|Easter Sunday 2025||April 20, 2025||Sunday||in 1118 days|
|Easter Sunday 2026||April 5, 2026||Sunday||in 1468 days|
|Easter Sunday 2027||March 28, 2027||Sunday||in 1825 days|