The Easter cycle is the sequence of the seasons and days in the Christian liturgical year which are pegged to the date of Easter, either before or after it.[1][2] In any given calendar year, the timing of events within the Easter cycle is dependent on the calculation of the date of Easter itself.

Western Christianity

The following liturgical seasons and days, celebrated by various traditions within Western Christianity, are celebrated a fixed amount of time either before or after the day of Easter.


  1. ^ Public Domain Thurston, Herbert (1913). "Christian Calendar". In Herbermann, Charles (ed.). Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
  2. ^ "Liturgical Calendar and Feast Days". Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church. Archived from the original on April 11, 2021. Retrieved April 11, 2021. The Liturgical Year is an annual cycle of seasons and feasts that celebrates the Paschal Mystery, especially focusing on Christ's Death and Resurrection (Easter Cycle), and Birth (Christmas Cycle).