Sunday, March 31th, 2024
When is Easter 2024?
According to the official Christian holiday calendar, the Easter 2024 date will be happily celebrated on Sunday, March 31th (3/31/2024).
But do You Really Know the Meaning of this Special Date?
Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Christianity's greatest figure, who was crucified by Roman Cavalry in Jerusalem and died on Good Friday.
The death and resurrection of Jesus, celebrated at Easter, are the most fundamental events in Christian theology and the cornerstone of the Christian religion.
According to the Holy Bible, God resurrected Jesus on the third day after his death on Good Friday, as a result of crucifixion, which was the ultimate form of criminal punishment at the time.
After a gruesome death, Christ's resurrection is seen as a sign of new beginnings and new hope.
Bodily resurrection, according to Christian belief, is the spirit-driven return to a changed body life, and guarantees that all Christians who have died will be resurrected at the Parousia of Christ or Second Coming.
3 Key Facts To Know!
1. Holiday Name(s): Easter, Pascha or Resurrection Sunday.
2. Holiday Type: Unofficial Holiday, Christian Holiday.
3. When is the Holiday: First Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon.
What is Holy Week and Easter?
Most Christians refer to the week leading up to Easter as Holy Week, which includes the days of the Paschal Triduum.
The Easter Triduum includes Holy Thursday, which celebrates Jesus' washing of the apostles' feet and the Last Supper with them.
Also including Good Friday, which commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus. And ending with Holy Saturday, which commemorates the torment of Hell while Jesus' corpse lay in the tomb.
In the 21st century, Christians around the world celebrate Easter by exchanging chocolate eggs and attending Mass on Easter Sunday.
Lady Kronos Tips: you can learn more about the history of this special day by studying this this Wikipedia topic and reading this Encyclopedia Britannica article.
Easter 2024 Date
Why Does the Date of Easter Change Every Year?
This happens due to the fact that Easter is not a fixed date and the official date of its celebration tends to vary a lot from year to year.
This special day always occurs on the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon. The word “Paschal,” which is used in the ecclesiastical (Christian church) calendar, comes from “Pascha,” a transliteration of the Aramaic word meaning “Passover.”
The Paschal Full Moon is the first Full Moon after the Vernal Equinox for the Northern Hemisphere or Autumn for the Southern Hemisphere.
In years when the first spring full moon falls on a Sunday, Easter is observed the following week. The first day that Passover can happen is March 22nd, but it won't happen again until 2285.
The last day Easter can happen is April 25, something that hasn't happened since 1943. According to long-term averages, the most unusual date for Easter is March 22nd.
Second place runs until April 24th and third place runs until March 23rd. This is the result of a calculation based on the lunisolar calendar, where each month has 29.5 days.
Rest assured and avoid wasting time performing complex calculations, you can easily find the past and future dates of this holiday in the following table:
|Catholic Easter Dates|
|2021 Easter||Sunday, April 4, 2021|
|2022 Easter||Sunday, April 17, 2022|
|2023 Easter||Sunday, April 09, 2023|
|2024 Easter||Sunday, March 31, 2024|
|2025 Easter||Sunday, April 20, 2025|
|2026 Easter||Sunday, April 05, 2026|
|2027 Easter||Sunday, March 28, 2027|
In 2024, the commemoration of this festive day will be observed exactly on the week 13, on Sunday, March 31th (this date is the 91th day of the year), two days after Good Friday.
Currently, Easter Sunday is a Christian holiday not recognized as a federal holiday by the United States government.
However, the Friday before Easter, known as Good Friday, and the Monday after Easter are celebrated, although they are not considered public holidays.
During this special holiday, government offices, organizations, schools, banks, shops, restaurants and most businesses remain closed as per local traditions.
Easter Sunday is a public holiday in many Western countries such as Italy, Poland, Sweden, Ukraine, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Iceland, Norway, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
In these countries, government offices, organizations, schools, banks, shops, restaurants and most businesses remain closed this holiday.
Public transport systems do not operate on their regular schedules, we recommend that you check the new timetables with local authorities before traveling this special holiday.
Where large public celebrations have been held, traffic may be stopped by the clearing operation.
Lady Kronos Tips: access the online countdown in our Time Calculator app and easily follow how many days until Easter in real time.
Restaurants Open on Easter 2024
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Celebrating Easter Sunday 2024
Whether you celebrate this festive day with family, friends or quietly at home, we recommend that you slow down a bit and take some time to reflect deeply.
Try to remember only the good times of past celebrations and how much they mean to you and the people you love (even when some important people are gone and missed forever).
It's never too late to go back to celebrating days like this with those who care about you, understand that life is a breath and it goes by too fast.
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