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Easter 2016 — On Sunday March 27 Is Very Special … Last In YOUR Lifetime!

by Anura Guruge


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As some of you know I am intrigued by dates and names and have an incurable addiction for computer-aided (i.e., Excel spreadsheet powered) analysis of dates and names. And as addictions go this is pretty inexpensive, other than in my time, and harmless (though my other addiction, compulsive options trading, takes hardly any time and always makes money).

Well I had created a small spreadsheet to do the Purim and Easter one day apart in 2016 post. And having any type of spreadsheet with dates is a very dangerous thing to I — as the addiction kicks in like a mule on steroids. So yesterday, unable to resist, I populated a new page of that spreadsheet with the Dates of Easter for 300 years (1777 – 2076). It was fun. I then crunched them this-way and that and that even more fun. Yes, I will regale you with data, analysis and charts in the coming days.

Part of the analysis I did was when Easter cycles back to the same day — given that I have two daughters with birthdays in the Easter period, March 22 and April 4. March 22nd is the EARLIEST that Easter can happen and the last time it fell on March 22 was 1818. The next time it will fall on March 22 is in 2285. So Teischan will never celebrate a birthday on Easter. On the other hand Danielle has already had two birthdays on Easter, 1999 & 2010, and will have a third in 2021.

Easter falls 3.3 times more often in April than in March. Plus (as I have found) there are a few prominent repetition cycles for the days: 11, 46, 57 and 141 — 11 the most prevalent.

Danielle’s April 4th is right now in the midst of a 11-year cycle — 1999, 2010, 2021.

Easter on March 27 has happened 10 times in the 300 years (1777 – 2076): 1785, 1796, 1842, 1853, 1864, 1910, 1921, 1932, 2005 & 2016.

So the repetition cycles were: 11, 46, 11, 11, 46, 11, 11, 73, 11.

So yes, Easter 2005 was on March 27.

So there could be people who have seen Easter on a March 27th in 1921, 1932 & 2005. (I think 1910 is close to the upper limit).

So much more over the next few days.

Isn’t this fun. I am, truth be known, very thankful that I am addicted to analyzing dates. It could be much, much worse. SMILE.

Happy Easter. This one is very special. ENJOY.


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What is More Important: Good Friday or Easter Sunday?

by Anura Guruge


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It was doing the Jewish Purim one day apart from Good Friday post, yesterday, that got me thinking. With that post and the one I did last year about Passover being on the same weekend I used Good Friday as the key date (though I included Easter Sunday too).

Given my interest in religious history I can argue on either side of this. Yes, I know, understand and appreciate the basics. Crucifixion vs. Resurrection. The Passion, the suffering and redemption of sin vs. hope, eternal life (and the true basis of what makes Christianity, Christianity).

That Good Friday is not a Federal Holiday in the very Christian (60%++) U.S. always amazes me. Growing up in very Buddhist Ceylon we had BOTH Good Friday and Easter Monday off — thanks to the British/European influence.

I am glad that this question gets debated. Do YOU have an opinion or preference?


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2016: Easter Good Friday And Jewish Purim One Day Apart. Very Rare.

by Anura Guruge


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Last year, i.e., 2015, we had Easter and Jewish Passover fall on the same weekend. The first full day of Passover cannot happen on a Friday. So you can never have the first day of Passover on Good Friday. But as was the case last year you can have the start of Passover, at sunset, taking place on Good Friday. Passover and Good Friday being a day apart happens quite often — as you can see from the table. And this makes sense since these two ‘Holy Days’ were once related.

Purim occurring near Easter is more rare — though Purim can fall on Good Friday as it did in 2005 & 2008.

Passover alway occurs 30 days after Purim. So you can see why Purim doesn’t occur that often close to Easter. As to the big fluctuations. Mainly to do with the fact the Jewish calendar, by and large, is Lunar-based.


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Good Friday 2015 In Alton, New Hampshire — The Eggs Must Go Up, Snow Or No Snow.

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A Few Related Easter posts:
>> 2015: Easter-Passover same weekend.
>> Easter 2014 at the Guruge place.
>> Second Best Ever Easter Joke.
>> Best Ever Easter Joke.
>> 2015 Easter Cakes from Kapruka.

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2015: Easter and Jewish Passover On The Same Weekend. (Happens Quite Often)

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A Few Related Easter posts:
>> Easter 2014 at the Guruge place.
>> Second Best Ever Easter Joke.
>> Best Ever Easter Joke.
>> 2015 Easter Cakes from Kapruka.

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Given that the two holidays are related it should not come as a great surprise that they do fall, close together, more often than people realize. This year, 2015, is one example. I was curious to see how often they fall in the same weekend so I quickly pulled together the above spreadsheet. So the last time was in 2012 and we will have three years, in succession, starting 2018.

For those that haven’t thought about it the Cruxifiction happened just after Passover. Jesus had come to Jerusalem for Passover. The last supper is believed to have a Passover connection. 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. So April 5, as in this year, is not that early.

Just thought you might find this interesting.