When is Easter Sunday 2023?

Easter 2023: SUNDAY 9TH APRIL

This year, Easter Sunday will fall on 9TH APRIL 2023 for Catholic and Protestant churches, and on 16TH APRIL 2023 for Orthodox churches.

Jewish Passover (Pessah) starts on April 5 and ends on April 13, 2023.

Easter for Catholic and Protestant churches
2023: Sunday 9th April
2024: Sunday 31st March
2025: Sunday 20th April
2026: Sunday 05th April
2027: Sunday 28th March
2028: Sunday 16th April
2029: Sunday 1st April
Orthodox Easter
2023: Sunday 16th April
2024: Sunday 5th May
2025: Sunday 20th April
2026: Sunday 12th April
2027: Sunday 2nd April
2028: Sunday 16th April
2029: Sunday 8th April
Jewish Passover (Pesach)
2023: from April 5 to April 13
2024: from April 22 to April 30
2025: from April 12 to April 20
2026: from April 1 to April 9
2027: from April 21 to April 29
2028: from April 10 to April 18
2029: from March 30 to April 7

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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