Easter Dates: Past and Future Years

Easter Sunday procession
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Easter, considered the greatest feast day in the Christian calendar, is a moveable feast, which means that it falls on a different date each year. Easter always falls on a Sunday, but Easter Sunday can be as early as March 22 and as late as April 25.

When Is Easter 2019?

Easter in 2019 will be celebrated on Sunday, April 21. Good Friday is always the Friday preceding Easter. It will fall on April 19.

How Is the Date of Easter Determined?

The Easter date formula dictates that is always the first Sunday after the first full moon that falls on or after March 21.

The Orthodox Church sometimes diverges from other Christian denominations when calculating the date of Easter because the Orthodox Church bases its Easter date calculation on the Julian calendar. Meanwhile, the Roman Catholic and Protestant Christian churches base their Easter date formula on the Gregorian calendar (the common calendar used daily).

Some people suggest that setting of the date of Easter is tied to Passover. This is not the case. The dates of Easter and Passover being adjacent is indicative of the fact that Jesus was Jewish. He celebrated the Last Supper with his disciples on the first day of Passover.

When Is Easter in Future Years?

These are the dates that Easter will fall on next year and in future years:

Year Date
2019 Sunday, April 21, 2019
2020 Sunday, April 12, 2020
2021 Sunday, April 4, 2021
2022 Sunday, April 17, 2022
2023 Sunday, April 9, 2023
2024 Sunday, March 31, 2024
2025 Sunday, April 20, 2025
2026 Sunday, April 5, 2026
2027 Sunday, March 28, 2027
2028 Sunday, April 16, 2028
2029 Sunday, April 1, 2029
2030 Sunday, April 21, 2030

When Was Easter in Previous Years?

Going back to 2007, these are the dates Easter fell in previous years:

Year Date
2007 Sunday, April 8, 2007
2008 Sunday, March 23, 2008
2009 Sunday, April 12, 2009
2010 Sunday, April 4, 2010
2011 Sunday, April 24, 2011
2012 Sunday, April 8, 2012
2013 Sunday, March 31, 2013
2014 Sunday, April 20, 2014
2015 Sunday, April 5, 2015
2016 Sunday, March 27, 2016
2017 Sunday, April 16, 2017
2018 Sunday, April 1, 2018

Other Popular Dates in the Catholic Calendar

There are many days in the church calendar, some are rotating dates, while others remain fixed. Days like Christmas Day, remain on the same date each year, while Mardi Gras and the following 40 days of Lent change yearly.