When is Easter 2022? Easter Sunday and Easter Monday dates in 2022 and why Easter is so late this year
Easter this year is coming later than usual and many of us are wondering why?
Traditions of this popular holiday include Easter egg hunts, egg rolling, Easter bonnets, and treats you gave up during Lent.
The date of the holiday changes every year, it usually occurs at the end of March or the beginning of April, but this year it occurs much later than usual.
Here’s everything you need to know about when Easter Sunday will fall this year.
This year, Easter Sunday will fall on Sunday, April 17.
Good Friday is Friday April 15 and Easter Monday is Monday April 18.
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Why does Easter change date every year?
Easter is nicknamed the “movable feast”. because this festival changes date every year and can be celebrated at any time between March 22 and April 25.
The annual date always falls after the Sunday following the first full month after the vernal equinox.
The vernal equinox can fall on March 19, 20 or 21 and marks the time when day and night are the same length.
Why is Easter so late this year?
Easter is so late this year because it can only take place on the Sunday after the first full moon.
The first full moon after the vernal equinox occurs on Saturday April 16, which is why Easter occurs on Sunday 17, as it is the first Sunday.
The date of Easter changes according to Eastern and Western Christianity.
In the Eastern Christian churches, 14 days are added to the date, so this year the Eastern Christian churches will celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 24.
When is the Easter holiday in 2022?
The Easter public holiday in Northern Ireland will fall the day after Easter Sunday on Easter Monday, April 18.