Tag Archives: April 16

2017 Jewish Passover Just 4-Days Ahead Of April 14, Good Friday — cf. Last Year’s 28-Day Gap.

by Anura Guruge


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Chart of the gap between Passover & Good Friday
1990 – 2025

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Given that the original ‘Friday’, the basis for Good Friday, occurred on or around the Jewish Passover it should not come as much of a surprise that Passover and Good Friday can occur close together — sometimes even on the SAME DAY as was the case in 2015 & 2012 and WILL BE the case, two-years running, 2018 & 2019.

But given that Easter is your classic ‘movable Feast’, based on both a Full Moon and the Spring Equinox, there can also be large gaps, as much as 28-days as was the case last year, i.e., 2016.

But this year they are just 4 days apart.

Passover: Monday, April 10, 2017.

Good Friday: Friday, April 14, 2017.

Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 16, 2017.


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by Anura Guruge

Easter 2017 On Sunday, April 16 Is Later Than The Last 2 Years.

by Anura Guruge


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Easter, of course, is your original ‘moveable feast‘. It can fall between March 22 and April 25.

This year, i.e., 2017, it is towards the later end, April 16. Last year it was considerably earlier. But, in 2014 it was on April 20 — even later. 2011 was towards the very limit at April 24.

Since 1777 Easter has fallen on April 16 eleven (11) times prior to this, viz.: 1786, 1797, 1843, 1854, 1865, 1876, 1911, 1922, 1933, 1995, 2006. S0, the last time was 11 years ago. The 11-year cycle is quite common and you will see it 8 times in that sequence. Then, in between, you have some huge gaps of 46, 35 and 62 years. This is not unusual either.

Next Easter on April 16 will again be in 11 years, i.e., 2028.


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by Anura Guruge

Happy Emancipation Day. It Is A Holiday In D.C. Always On April 16. That Is Why Some Years Tax Day Gets Pushed Back To April 17 …

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Click if you have no clue as to what this holiday is about. Has to do with Abraham Lincoln. One of his many brilliant master strokes.