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Why Is Easter Called 'Easter'?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:09 am    Post subject: Why Is Easter Called 'Easter'? Reply with quote

" Why Is Easter Called 'Easter'? " (Live Science - Brent Landau, University of Texas at Austin, 25.03.2018)
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This April 1, Christians will be celebrating Easter, the day on which the resurrection of Jesus is said to have taken place. The date of celebration changes from year to year.

The reason for this variation is that Easter always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox. So, in 2019, Easter will be celebrated on April 21, and on April 12 in 2020. ...

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