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Having it happen in consecutive years is rare. So, rejoice and take note.
It will happen again in 3-years, i.e., 2022.
But note, we are talking about Friday — Good Friday — rather than Easter, which is on the Sunday.
Given that the two holidays are related it should not come as a great surprise that they do fall, close together.
Hence the connection. In early Christianity Easter was celebrated at the same time as the Passover. So that they fall together, per a now very convoluted and artificial formula used by the Western Church, is to be expected.
Easter Sunday, per the ‘latest’ formula, can fall between March 22 (the day after the nominal ‘March 21’ Spring Equinox) and April 25.
Last year Easter was quite early. This year it is quite late.
However, Easter Sunday can NEVER COINCIDE with the Passover! The formula used to calculate Easter has this built-in.
So, it is always GOOD FRIDAY that can coincide with Passover — and never Easter per se.
Just thought you might find this interesting.
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