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    Default Help to Explain Ester Day.

    Hi,

    I've read a book and said:

    The First Sunday after the first full moon that coincide with, or comes after, the spring equiox.

    I can not understand the explaination of the above. Is anyone can tell me how to explain Ester Day?

    Many thanks for your help.

    Rana

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    Default Re: Help to Explain Ester Day.

    Spring equinox, also called vernal equinox, is when when night and day are nearly the same length. This year is occurs between March 20th and March 21st. The next new moon is on Monday, April 2nd, so Easter falls on the following Sunday, April 8th. Here's the moon chart for March: The Old Farmer's Almanac - Monthly Sky Highlights and Moon Phase Calendars

    You might want to take a look here: How Easter Date is Determined Here's what they have to say:

    This is wrong!
    Easter Sunday is the Sunday following the full moon after the Vernal Equinox.

    This is right!
    Easter Sunday is the Sunday following the Paschal Full Moon (PFM) date for the year. In June 325 A.D. astronomers approximated astronomical full moon dates for the Christian church, calling them Ecclesiastical Full Moon (EFM) dates. From 326 A.D. the PFM date has always been the EFM date after March 20 (which was the equinox date in 325 A.D.).

    They also say that March 20th is the Paschal Full Moon (PFM) date for the year.
    Last edited by Casiopea; 23-Feb-2007 at 15:19.

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    Default Re: Help to Explain Ester Day.

    Easter is a religious holiday (though not everyone would agree nowadays). It is what is called 'a moveable feast' - a lot of native speakers don't know that that phrase in fact comes from the1662 Book of Common Prayer . What your book said was generally right (apart from the missing S in 'coincides') in its definition of when Easter actually occurs (at different times in different years).

    For further information on Easter, see Easter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .

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    When I said 'generally right', I hadn't seen Casi's post!
    Last edited by BobK; 23-Feb-2007 at 15:30. Reason: Added PS

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    Default Re: Help to Explain Ester Day.

    Thank you! It is very nice of you.

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