|Year||Full Moon||Jewish Passover [note 1]||Astronomical Easter [note 2]||Gregorian Easter||Julian Easter|
|2001||April 8||April 15|
|2002||March 28||March 31||May 5|
|2003||April 16||April 17||April 20||April 27|
|2004||April 5||April 6||April 11|
|2005||March 25||April 24||March 27||May 1|
|2006||April 13||April 16||April 23|
|2007||April 2||April 3||April 8|
|2008||March 21||April 20||March 23||April 27|
|2009||April 9||April 12||April 19|
|2010||March 30||April 4|
|2011||April 18||April 19||April 24|
|2012||April 6||April 7||April 8||April 15|
|2013||March 27||March 26||March 31||May 5|
|2014||April 15||April 20|
|2015||April 4||April 5||April 12|
|2016||March 23||April 23||March 27||May 1|
|2017||April 11||April 16|
|2018||March 31||April 1||April 8|
|2019||March 20||April 20||March 24||April 21||April 28|
|2020||April 8||April 9||April 12||April 19|
|2021||March 28||April 4||May 2|
|2022||April 16||April 17||April 24|
|2023||April 6||April 9||April 16|
|2024||March 25||April 23||March 31||May 5|
|2025||April 13||April 20|
This is a list of dates for Easter. The Easter dates also affect when Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Feast of the Ascension and Pentecost occur, consequently determining the liturgical year except the calendar of saints, feasts of the Annunciation and the nativities of St. John, the Baptist and Jesus. Easter may occur on different dates in the Gregorian Calendar (Western) and the Julian Calendar (Orthodox or Eastern). The accompanying table provides both sets of dates, for recent and forthcoming years — see the computus article for more details on the calculation.
In 1818 the Paschal Full Moon fell on Saturday, March 21 (the equinox). Therefore, the following day, March 22, was Easter. It will not fall as early again until 2285, a span of 467 years. The next earliest Easter, March 23, in that timespan occurred in 1845, 1856, and 2008 and will again occur in 2160. These are gaps of 11, 57, 95, and 152 years. Easter last occurred on March 24 in 1940 and will not occur on that day again until 2391, a 451-year gap.
The earliest week by international standard reckoning is W12, and the 12th Sunday of the year is also the earliest possible Easter Sunday.
The earliest dates for Easter in the Eastern Orthodox Church between 1875 and 2099 are April 4, 1915 and April 4, 2010 (Gregorian). Both dates are equivalent to 22 March in the Julian Calendar.
In 1943 Easter fell on Sunday, April 25. The last ecclesiastical full moon preceding the Paschal did not occur until Saturday, March 20; prior to March 21, the fixed date to which the vernal equinox is assigned for the purposes of the computus, meaning the Paschal full moon did not happen until Sunday, April 18. Consequently, Easter was the following Sunday, April 25. Easter will next occur as late again in 2038—a span of 95 years. April 25 of common years is also the only case in which Easter is in ISO week W17, otherwise all occurences after April 18 (including April 25 of leap years) are in W16. In several cases, Easter falls onto the latest possible, 17th Sunday of the year.
The second latest date for Easter, April 24, occurred in 2011. The last time this occurred before was in 1859 and it will not happen again until 2095—spans of 152 and 84 years.
The latest dates for Orthodox Easter between 1875 and 2099 are May 8, 1983, and May 8, 2078 (Gregorian). Both dates are equivalent to April 25 in the Julian Calendar. Orthodox Easter has never fallen on Gregorian May 7 yet; it will happen in 2051 unless these churches change to another calendar.
Beginning March 14, 2100 (February 29, 2100, in the Julian Calendar), the difference between the Julian and Gregorian calendars will increase to 14 days.
Despite using calendars that are apart by 13 days, Western Easter and Orthodox Easter occasionally fall on the same date, as happened in 2010, 2011, 2014, and 2017. For example, according to the Western (Gregorian) calendar, the first Paschal Full Moon after the Spring Equinox (March 21) fell on Monday, April 14, 2014. The following Sunday, April 20, was, therefore, Easter Day.
According to the Orthodox (Julian) calendar (which is 13 days behind the Gregorian calendar), the Spring Equinox also falls on March 21. However, in the Gregorian Calendar, this is April 3. The first Orthodox Full Moon after the Equinox falls on (Julian) Tuesday, April 2, 2014 (Gregorian April 15). The following Sunday, (Julian) April 7, is, therefore, Easter Day (Gregorian April 20).
Both calendars (Gregorian and Julian) calculate Easter as falling on dates between March 22 and April 25 on their calendars. However, because of the 13-day difference, any member of an Orthodox church would observe that the Western Easter falls between March 10 and April 12 on the Julian calendar. Conversely, any member of a Western church would observe that Orthodox Easter falls between April 4 and May 8 on the Gregorian calendar.
Sundays on the dates March 22 through April 25 in the Gregorian calendar may be the 81st through 116th day of the year. They occur as the last day of ISO week number W12 through W17 and are also the 12th through 17th Sunday of the year, but these numbers mismatch in some years. They are the fourth or fifth Sunday in March or the first through fourth Sunday in April.
|Variant||Easter Sunday||Day of the year||ISO week||nth Sunday|
In Canada, Hungary, Kenya, the United Kingdom (except Scotland), Hong Kong, Australia, South Africa, Slovakia, Germany, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland and New Zealand, Easter has two public holidays, Good Friday and Easter Monday, making a four-day weekend. The movable date of Easter sometimes brings it into conflict with other, fixed or moveable, public holidays.