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When is Easter?

When is Easter 2015?

In 2015 Easter Sunday falls on:

Sunday 5 April (Western Christianity)

Sunday 12 April (Eastern Orthodox Christianity)

Find out more about all Easter dates 2013.

Easter Dates 2013 to 2025

Easter is a moveable feast which means the date of Easter Sunday falls on a different day each year.  

The table below shows 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

A number of dates are associated with Easter, and as the date for Easter changes so do these.  Find out more about all holidays associated with Easter and when and how to celebrate them.

Countdown to Easter

There are 215 days until Easter.

What is Easter?

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.

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.

Easter Activities

Stuck for things to do over Easter? Have a go at one of our great ideas for keeping the kids (and the young at heart) amused over the Easter holidays.

Make an Easter bonnet.

Design and send an Easter card.

Take part in an egg rolling competition.

Dress up as pirates to search out your booty in an Easter egg hunt.

Decorate your house and garden with painted eggs.

More fun ideas for Easter Sunday