Easter 2023


When is Easter 2023?

Easter 2023 is on Sunday, April 9, 2023 (in 70 days).  Calendar for 2023
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What is Easter?

Resurrected Jesus and Mary Magdalene, by Antonio da Correggio, 1543Resurrected 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 (but not part of it), and the first day of Eastertide. Easter marks the end of the 40 days of Lent, which starts on Ash Wednesday. 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 symbolizes 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).

Why does the date of Easter change every year? And how is it calculated?

Easter is a 'movable feast', which means that its date is not fixed in the calendar, but is instead calculated according to the lunar calendar, formalised in Ecclesiastical date tables. It is based on the date of the vernal equinox. In AD 325 the Council of Nicaea decreed that Easter always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon that occurs on or after the vernal equinox. The date of Easter Sunday can thus fall between March 22 and April 25. The date of Orthodox Easter (also known as Pascha) as celebrated in Eastern Christianity is the same as Easter in some years, but differs in other years.

A common typographical error for Easter 2023 is to write Easter 2923.

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When is Easter 2024?

Easter 2024 is on Sunday, March 31, 2024 (in 427 days).  Calendar for 2024

Dates for Easter from 2018 to 2028

The next occurrence of Easter is marked in red.

When is ...? Date      Day of the week      Days away     
Easter 2018      April 1, 2018      Sunday      1763 days ago
Easter 2019      April 21, 2019      Sunday      1378 days ago
Easter 2020      April 12, 2020      Sunday      1021 days ago
Easter 2021      April 4, 2021      Sunday      664 days ago
Easter 2022      April 17, 2022      Sunday      286 days ago
Easter 2023      April 9, 2023      Sunday      in 70 days
Easter 2024      March 31, 2024      Sunday      in 427 days
Easter 2025      April 20, 2025      Sunday      in 812 days
Easter 2026      April 5, 2026      Sunday      in 1162 days
Easter 2027      March 28, 2027      Sunday      in 1519 days
Easter 2028      April 16, 2028      Sunday      in 1904 days
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Easter 2023
Dates of Easter 2023 and surrounding years as downloadable image file

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