Easter is a moveable feast which means the date of Easter Sunday falls on a different day each year.
Easter, Pascha or Resurrection Day is the Christian religious feast that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which is believed to have happened on the third day after his crucifixion.
The death of Jesus Christ is commemorated on Good Friday, which is always the Friday before Easter Sunday.
Easter Dates 2013 to 2025
|Western Christianity||Orthodox/Eastern Christianity|
|Easter 2013||Sunday 31 March||Sunday 5 May|
|Easter 2014||Sunday 20 April||Sunday 20 April|
|Easter 2015||Sunday 5 April||Sunday 12 April|
|Easter 2016||Sunday 27 March||Sunday 1 May|
|Easter 2017||Sunday 16 April||Sunday 16 April|
|Easter 2018||Sunday 1 April||Sunday 8 April|
|Easter 2019||Sunday 21 April||Sunday 28 April|
|Easter 2020||Sunday 12 April||Sunday 19 April|
|Easter 2021||Sunday 4 April||Sunday 2 May|
|Easter 2022||Sunday 17 April||Sunday 24 April|
|Easter 2023||Sunday 9 April||Sunday 16 April|
|Easter 2024||Sunday 31 March||Sunday 5 May|
|Easter 2025||Sunday 20 April||Sunday 20 Apri|
The Easter Season
The Easter season, also known as Eastertide, lasts for fifty days from Easter to Pentecost and signals the end of Lent, a forty day period of fasting, prayer and penitence.
The date of Easter is set on a luni-solar calendar, which follows the cycle of the moon, and typically falls between late March and late April (Western Christianity) and early April to early May (Eastern Orthodox Christianity).
Easter is an important season in the church year by which other dates in the religious calendar are set such as Ash Wednesday, Lent, Palm Sunday and Good Friday.
You can find out more about when these dates fall for both Western and Eastern Christianity here. Calendar of Easter Dates.
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