When Is Easter?

Find the Date of Easter in This and Other Years

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Easter Vigil 2007 (Franco Origlia / Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Easter Vigil 2007. Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Easter, the greatest feast day in the Christian calendar, is a moveable feast, which means that it falls on a different date each year. Easter always falls on a Sunday, but Easter Sunday can be as early as March 22 and as late as April 25.

How Is the Date of Easter Determined?

You can learn how the date of Easter is calculated in the following articles:

When Is Easter 2017?

Here is the date on which we will celebrate Easter this year:

  • Easter 2017: Sunday, April 16, 2017

When Is Easter in Future Years?

Here are the dates on which we will celebrate Easter next year and in future years:

  • Easter 2018: Sunday, April 1, 2018
  • Easter 2019: Sunday, April 21, 2019
  • Easter 2020: Sunday, April 12, 2020
  • Easter 2021: Sunday, April 4, 2021
  • Easter 2022: Sunday, April 17, 2022
  • Easter 2023: Sunday, April 9, 2023
  • Easter 2024: Sunday, March 31, 2024
  • Easter 2025: Sunday, April 20, 2025
  • Easter 2026: Sunday, April 5, 2026
  • Easter 2027: Sunday, March 28, 2027
  • Easter 2028: Sunday, April 16, 2028
  • Easter 2029: Sunday, April 1, 2029
  • Easter 2030: Sunday, April 21, 2030

When Was Easter in Previous Years?

Here are the dates on which Easter fell in previous years, going back to 2007:

  • Easter 2007: Sunday, April 8, 2007
  • Easter 2008: Sunday, March 23, 2008
  • Easter 2009: Sunday, April 12, 2009
  • Easter 2010: Sunday, April 4, 2010
  • Easter 2011: Sunday, April 24, 2011
  • Easter 2012: Sunday, April 8, 2012
  • Easter 2013: Sunday, March 31, 2013
  • Easter 2014: Sunday, April 20, 2014
  • Easter 2015: Sunday, April 5, 2015
  • Easter 2016: Sunday, March 27, 2016

When Is Eastern Orthodox Easter?

The dates above are the Western dates for Easter, as celebrated by Catholics and Protestants and calculated according to the Gregorian calendar (the calendar we use in our everyday lives).

Eastern Orthodox Christians calculate Easter according to the Julian calendar. When Greek Orthodox Easter Is Celebrated (from About Greece Travel) lists the date of Eastern Orthodox Easter for the next several years.

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