Quantcast
About this site
About us
Our beliefs
Your first visit?
Contact us
External links
Good books
Visitor essays
Our forum
New essays
Other site features
Buy a CD
Vital notes

World religions
BUDDHISM
.
CHRISTIANITY
Who is a Christian?
Shared beliefs
Handle change
Bible topics
Bible inerrancy
Bible harmony
Interpret Bible
Persons
Beliefs, creeds
Da Vinci code
Revelation, 666
Denominations
.
HINDUISM
ISLAM
JUDAISM
WICCA / WITCHCRAFT
Other religions
Other spirituality
Cults and NRMs
Comparing religions

About all religions
Important topics
Basic information
Gods & Goddesses
Handle change
Doubt/security
Quotes
Movies
Confusing terms
Glossary
World's end
One true religion?
Seasonal topics
Science v. Religion
More info.

Spiritual/ethics
Spirituality
Morality/ethics
Absolute truth

Peace/conflict
Attaining peace
Religious tolerance
Religious hatred
Religious conflict
Religious violence

"Hot" topics
Very hot topics
Ten commandm'ts
Abortion
Assisted suicide
Cloning
Death penalty
Environment
Equal rights - gays & bi's
Gay marriage
Nudism
Origins of the species
Sex & gender
Sin
Spanking kids
Stem cells
Women-rights
Other topics

Laws and news
Religious laws
Religious news

 

!!!!!!!! Search error!  If the URL ends something like .htm/  or .htm# delete the character(s) after .htm and hit return.

Calendar Symbol
Christian seasonal days
of celebration; Holy days

horizontal rule

Sponsored link.


horizontal rule

Movable days, according to the Gregorian calendar:

Year Ash Wednesday (West) Easter Sunday (West) Easter Sunday (Orthodox) Ascension Day (West) Pentecost (West)
1996 Feb-21 Apr-7 Apr-14 May-16 May-26
1997 Feb-12 Mar-30 Apr-27 May-8 May-18
1998 Feb-25 Apr-12 Apr-19 May-21 May-31
1999 Feb-17 Apr-4 Apr-11 May-13 May-23
2000 Mar-8 Apr-23 Apr-30 Jun-1 Jun-11
2001 Feb-28 Apr-15 Apr-15 May-24 Jun-3
2002 Feb-13 Mar-31 May-5 May-9 May-19
2003 Mar-5 Apr-20 Apr-27 May-29 Jun-8
2004 Feb-25 Apr-11 Apr-11 May-20 May-30
2005 Feb-9 Mar-27 May-1 May-5 May-15
2006 Mar-1 Apr-16 Apr-23 May-25 Jun-4
2007 Feb-21 Apr-8 Apr-8 May-17 May-27
2008 Feb-6 Mar-23 Apr-27 May 1 May-11

There are a number of holy days that are linked to Easter Sunday:

bulletLent, a period of fasting and prayer, begins on Ash Wednesday, 46 days before Easter Sunday.
bulletPalm Sunday is recognized 7 days before Easter Sunday; it is the beginning of Holy Week.
bulletHoly Thursday, (also called Maundy Thursday), remembers the Last Supper. The term "Maundy" was derived from the old Latin name for the day, "Dies Mandatum," -- "the day of the new commandment."
bulletGood Friday, (also called Holy Friday), commemorates the execution of Jesus by the Roman army of occupation.
bulletEaster Sunday celebrates the resurrection of Jesus.
bulletAscension Thursday, (also called Ascension Day), occurs 39 days after Easter Sunday; it commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven.
bulletPentecost, (also known as Whit Sunday), is the 7th Sunday after Easter, the day when the Holy Spirit is reported as having descended upon the Apostles. 
bulletThe first day of Advent is the Sunday which is closest to November 30; it foretells the coming of Christmas.

horizontal rule

Sponsored link:

horizontal rule

Fixed days:

bulletEpiphany, on Jan-6 celebrates the visitation of the 3 wise men to Jesus after his birth.
bulletChristmas is the day associated with Jesus' birth. It is celebrated on Dec-25 by Western churches and on Jan-7 the following year by Eastern Orthodox churches.
bulletAdvent Sunday (also called the First Sunday of Advent) is the Sunday closest to November 30. It is the first day of an approximately 28 day (4 week) period of preparation for Christmas.

horizontal rule

Calculating dates:

  1. SmartNet has a calculator for computing the Orthodox and Western Christian ecclesiastical calendars at: http://www.smart.net/.
  2. The Royal Greenwich Observatory publishes an information leaflet on the date of Easter at: http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/
  3. The "Date of Orthodox Easter 1875 to 2124" is listed at: http://www.smart.net/

horizontal rule

Reasonable care has been taken to prepare this list. Sources often differ, so check elsewhere if the precise date is important.

horizontal rule

Copyright 1996 to 2007 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Last update: 2007-MAR-27
Author: B.A. Robinson

line.gif (538 bytes)


horizontal rule

Go to the previous page, or to the Religions' holy days menu, or choose:

Google
Web ReligiousTolerance.org

Go to home page  We would really appreciate your help

E-mail us about errors, etc.  Purchase a CD of this web site

FreeFind search, lists of new essays...  Having problems printing our essays?


Twitter link

Facebook icon

Google Page Translator:

This page translator works on Firefox,
Opera, Chrome, and Safari browsers only

After translating, click on the "show
original" button at the top of this
page to restore page to English.