When Is Easter?

Easter 2017 Dates, Plus Previous and Future Years (2008-2019)

When Is Easter?
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Easter 2017 Dates

In Western Christianity, Easter is always celebrated on the Sunday immediately following the Paschal Full Moon.

I had previously, and somewhat erroneously stated, "Easter is always celebrated on the Sunday immediately following the first full moon after the vernal (spring) equinox." This statement was true in 325 AD, when it was established by the Council of Nicea. However, the course of history has modified the meaning of this instruction, and therefore, a clearer, more accurate explanation is necessary today.

There are, in fact, as many misunderstandings about the calculation of Easter dates, as there are reasons for confusion about Easter dates. To clear up at least some of the confusion visit:
Why Does the Date of Easter Change Every Year?

Future Easter Dates

Easter 2018 Dates

  • February 14 - Ash Wednesday
  • March 25 - Palm Sunday
  • March 29 - Maundy (Holy) Thursday
  • March 30 - Good Friday
  • April 1 - Easter Sunday (Western Christianity - Roman Catholic, Anglican Communion, Protestant Churches, etc.)
  • April 8 - Orthodox Easter Sunday (Orthodox Christianity - Eastern Orthodox Churches)

    Easter 2019 Dates

    • March 6 - Ash Wednesday
    • April 14 - Palm Sunday
    • April 18 - Maundy (Holy) Thursday
    • April 19 - Good Friday
    • April 21 - Easter Sunday (Western Christianity - Roman Catholic, Anglican Communion, Protestant Churches, etc.)
    • April 28 - Orthodox Easter Sunday (Orthodox Christianity - Eastern Orthodox Churches)

      Past Easter Dates

      Easter 2016 Dates

      • February 10 - Ash Wednesday
      • March 20 - Palm Sunday
      • March 24 - Maundy (Holy) Thursday
      • March 25 - Good Friday
      • March 27 - Easter Sunday (Western Christianity - Roman Catholic, Anglican Communion, Protestant Churches, etc.)
      • May 1 - Orthodox Easter Sunday (Orthodox Christianity - Eastern Orthodox Churches)

      Easter 2015 Dates

      • February 18 - Ash Wednesday
      • March 29 - Palm Sunday
      • April 2 - Maundy (Holy) Thursday
      • April 3 - Good Friday
      • April 5 - Easter Sunday (Western Christianity - Roman Catholic, Anglican Communion, Protestant Churches, etc.)
      • April 12 - Orthodox Easter Sunday (Orthodox Christianity - Eastern Orthodox Churches)

      Easter 2014 Dates

      • March 5 - Ash Wednesday
      • April 13 - Palm Sunday
      • April 17 - Maundy (Holy) Thursday
      • April 18 - Good Friday
      • April 20 - Easter Sunday (Western Christianity - Roman Catholic, Anglican Communion, Protestant Churches, etc.)
      • April 20 - Orthodox Easter Sunday (Orthodox Christianity - Eastern Orthodox Churches)

      Easter 2013 Dates

      • February 13 - Ash Wednesday
      • March 24 - Palm Sunday
      • March 28 - Maundy (Holy) Thursday
      • March 29 - Good Friday
      • March 31 - Easter Sunday (Western Christianity - Roman Catholic, Anglican Communion, Protestant Churches, etc.)
      • May 5 - Orthodox Easter Sunday (Orthodox Christianity - Eastern Orthodox Churches)

        Easter 2012 Dates

        • February 22 - Ash Wednesday
        • April 1 - Palm Sunday
        • April 5 - Maundy (Holy) Thursday
        • April 6 - Good Friday
        • April 8 - Easter Sunday (Western Christianity - Roman Catholic, Anglican Communion, Protestant Churches, etc.)
        • April 15 - Orthodox Easter Sunday (Orthodox Christianity - Eastern Orthodox Churches)

        Easter 2011 Dates

        • March 9 - Ash Wednesday
        • April 17 - Palm Sunday
        • April 21 - Maundy (Holy) Thursday
        • April 22 - Good Friday
        • April 24 - Easter Sunday (Western Christianity - Roman Catholic, Anglican Communion, Protestant Churches, etc.)
        • April 24 - Orthodox Easter Sunday (Orthodox Christianity - Eastern Orthodox Churches)

        Easter 2010 Dates

        • February 17 - Ash Wednesday
        • March 28 - Palm Sunday
        • April 1 - Maundy (Holy) Thursday
        • April 2 - Good Friday
        • April 4 - Easter Sunday (Western Christianity - Roman Catholic, Anglican Communion, Protestant Churches, etc.)
        • April 4 - Orthodox Easter Sunday (Orthodox Christianity - Eastern Orthodox Churches)

        Easter 2009 Dates

        • February 25 - Ash Wednesday
        • April 5 - Palm Sunday
        • April 9 - Maundy (Holy) Thursday
        • April 10 - Good Friday
        • April 12 - Easter Sunday (Western Christianity - Roman Catholic, Anglican Communion, Protestant Churches, etc.)
        • April 19 - Orthodox Easter Sunday (Orthodox Christianity - Eastern Orthodox Churches)

        Easter 2008 Dates

        • February 6 - Ash Wednesday
        • March 16 - Palm Sunday
        • March 20 - Maundy (Holy) Thursday
        • March 21 - Good Friday
        • March 23 - Easter Sunday (Western Christianity - Roman Catholic, Anglican Communion, Protestant Churches, etc.)
        • April 27 - Orthodox Easter Sunday (Orthodox Christianity - Eastern Orthodox Churches)