Religion: Easter

Easter, the solemnization of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is the most important date of the Christian calendar. It begins the ecclesiastical year, yet is a variable holiday fixed for each year by a complicated equation of epacts, dominical letters and Golden Numbers. It falls on the first Sunday after the Pascal full moon, that is, the first Sunday after the ecclesiastical full moon on or after March 21 (the vernal equinox). Therefore Easter cannot come before March 22 or after April 25. This inconstancy of Eastertide has irritated money-grubbing merchants,...

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