When is Easter 2016?





When is Easter 2016?

Easter 2016 is on Sunday, March 27, 2016 (in 335 days).
Easter 2015 has already passed - it was on Sunday, April 5, 2015, 22 days ago.

What is Easter?

When is Easter 2016?Resurrected Jesus and Mary Magdalene, by Antonio da Correggio, 1543
Easter is the oldest and most important festival of the Western Christian year, celebrating Jesus Christ's resurrection (rising from the grave) following his crucifixion on Good Friday. Easter Sunday is the culmination of Holy Week, and the first day of Eastertide. Easter marks the end of the 40 days of Lent. Easter Sunday (or simply Easter Day) is the first day of the Easter Week which ends on Easter Saturday.

Christ's resurrection forms the basis of Christian faith as it demonstrates Jesus to be the Son of God, and symbolises his conquest of death.


The Easter Story

According to the Gospels it was at sunrise on the first Easter Day - the 3rd day following Jesus' death - that the women who followed Jesus found the great stone blocking his tomb had been rolled away, and the tomb empty. The Gospel of John (20.14-16) relates how Mary Magdalene meets Jesus by the tomb, but does not at first recognise him, taking him to be a gardener. Finally realising that he has indeed risen from the dead, as he had promised he would, she runs to tell the disciples the good news.

These events fulfil the prophecy that 'The Son of Man must be handed over to sinful men, be crucified, and three days later rise to life.' (Luke 24.7).

Easter is related to the Jewish festival of Pesach (Passover).


How is the date of Easter calculated?

Easter is a 'movable feast', which means that its date is not fixed in the calendar. The date is calculated according to the lunar calendar, formalised in Ecclesiastical date tables. The date of Easter Sunday can fall between 22 March and 25 April.





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When is Easter 2017?

Easter 2017 is on Sunday, April 16, 2017 (in 720 days).

Dates for Easter from 2010 to 2020

The next occurrence of Easter is marked in red.

When is ...? Date      Day of the week      Days away     
Easter 2010      April 4, 2010      Sunday      1849 days ago
Easter 2011      April 24, 2011      Sunday      1464 days ago
Easter 2012      April 8, 2012      Sunday      1114 days ago
Easter 2013      March 31, 2013      Sunday      757 days ago
Easter 2014      April 20, 2014      Sunday      372 days ago
Easter 2015      April 5, 2015      Sunday      22 days ago
Easter 2016      March 27, 2016      Sunday      in 335 days
Easter 2017      April 16, 2017      Sunday      in 720 days
Easter 2018      April 1, 2018      Sunday      in 1070 days
Easter 2019      April 21, 2019      Sunday      in 1455 days
Easter 2020      April 12, 2020      Sunday      in 1812 days
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