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So, this year’s April 21 Easter is at the further end of the range.
As with last year, we again have a 62-year gap. That is quite the coincidence.
Another coincidence. Last year’s April 1 Easter was the first such Easter as of 1956. This year, first April 21 since 1957.
I have as yet not been able to work out why we get a 62-year gap … as between 1956 and 2018 and twice in prior years. The 68-year confounds me even further.
11-year gaps for such ‘movable holidays’ is common — the 11 having to do with the 7-day week and leap years every 4-years. As you can see we do get 11-year gaps quite often, just not the last time around. 35-year gaps are fairly common too.
But, 62- and 68-year are the LONGEST possible gaps for Easter.