When is Easter 2015?




Easter 2015 is on Sunday, April 5th 2015 (in 255 days).
Easter 2014 has already passed - it was on Sunday, April 20th 2014, 95 days ago.


What is Easter?

When is Easter 2015?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. Easter 2913 is on Sunday April 16th, 2913. Easter 2914 is on Sunday, April 8th, 2914.


When is Easter 2016?

Easter 2016 is on Sunday, March 27th 2016 (in 612 days).

Dates for Easter from 2010 to 2020

 The next occurrence of Easter is marked in red.

When is ...? Weekday      Date      Year      Days     
Easter 2010      Sunday      April 4      2010      1572 days ago
Easter 2011      Sunday      April 24      2011      1187 days ago
Easter 2012      Sunday      April 8      2012      837 days ago
Easter 2013      Sunday      March 31      2013      480 days ago
Easter 2014      Sunday      April 20      2014      95 days ago
Easter 2015      Sunday      April 5      2015      in 255 days
Easter 2016      Sunday      March 27      2016      in 612 days
Easter 2017      Sunday      April 16      2017      in 997 days
Easter 2018      Sunday      April 1      2018      in 1347 days
Easter 2019      Sunday      April 21      2019      in 1732 days
Easter 2020      Sunday      April 12      2020      in 2089 days




See also: Dates for other Christian holidays

Ascension Day
Ash Wednesday
Boxing Day
Christmas
Christmas Day
Christmas Eve
Easter
Easter Monday
Easter Saturday
Easter Sunday
Eastertide
Easter Week
Fat Tuesday
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Holy Saturday
Holy Thursday
Holy Week
Lent
Mardi Gras
Maundy Thursday
Palm Sunday
Pancake Day
Pentecost Sunday
Shrove Tuesday
St. Stephen's Day

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