When is Easter Sunday 2022?

Easter 2022: SUNDAY 17TH APRIL

This year, Easter Sunday will fall on 17TH APRIL 2022 for Catholic and Protestant churches, and on 24TH APRIL 2022 for Orthodox churches.

Jewish Passover (Pessah) will start on SATURDAY 16TH APRIL 2022.

Easter for Catholic and Protestant churches
2022: Sunday 17th April
2023: Sunday 9th April
2024: Sunday 31st March
2025: Sunday 20th April
Orthodox Easter
2022: Sunday 24th April
2023: Sunday 16th April
2024: Sunday 5th May
2025: Sunday 20th April
Jewish Passover (Pesach)
2022: Saturday 16th April
2023: Thursday 6th April
2024: Tuesday 23rd April
2025: Sunday 13th April

How Is the Date of Easter Determined?

Unlike Christmas and All Saints’ Day, the date of Easter changes from year to year, it being a "moveable feast".
Its exact date depends on the lunar calendar. Easter falls on the first Sunday following the full moon in the springtime (after the Vernal Equinox), in other words, the Sunday after the fourteenth day of the first ecclesiastical lunar month of the spring. The lunar calendar is different to our normal calendar (28 day cycles), meaning that the calculation is a complex one and there are many scientific formulae used to work it out.
That said, Easter always occurs between March 22nd at the very earliest and April 25th at the latest.

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