Want to know the date Easter fell on in a particular year? Enter the year to find the day for Easter.
Easter falls on the Sunday immediately following the Paschal Full Moon date of the year. Before 325 A. D.. Easter was celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox on 21st March.
This calculator uses the Gregorian calendar. Be aware of when the calendar was changed from Julian to Gregorian in the country for which you are performing the calculation and make any necessary adjustment. See the change from
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An old photograph or document or news article that is only dated Easter of a particular year can be exactly dated using the Easter calculator.
Old Catholic rules did not allow marriages during Lent. According to the
Catholic Encyclpedia of 1914
, the "season of Lent is a forbidden time for marriages". While Vatican II (1962 -1965) eased up these rules for today, we need to refer to the rules that were in place when our ancestors were married. By knowing the exact date for Easter (and the 40 days of Lent before) can help pinpoint when a marriage would not have taken place.
Check on the marriage rules in place for the religion of your ancestor.
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