Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Christianity Easter Dates: Past and Future Years Share Flipboard Email Print Diana Mayfield / Getty Images Christianity Catholicism Holy Days and Holidays Beliefs and Teachings Prayers Tips Worship Saints Christianity Origins The Bible The New Testament The Old Testament Practical Tools for Christians Christian Life For Teens Christian Prayers Weddings Inspirational Bible Devotions Denominations of Christianity Funerals and Memorial Services Christian Holidays Christian Entertainment Key Terms in Christianity Latter Day Saints View More By Scott P. Richert Catholicism Expert M.A., Political Theory, Catholic University of America B.A., Political Theory, Michigan State University Scott P. Richert is senior content network manager of Our Sunday Visitor. He has written about Catholicism for outlets including Humanitas and Catholic Answers Magazine. our editorial process Scott P. Richert Updated January 27, 2019 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. Cite this Article Format mla apa chicago Your Citation Richert, Scott P. "Easter Dates: Past and Future Years." Learn Religions, Aug. 27, 2020, learnreligions.com/when-is-easter-542284. Richert, Scott P. (2020, August 27). Easter Dates: Past and Future Years. Retrieved from https://www.learnreligions.com/when-is-easter-542284 Richert, Scott P. "Easter Dates: Past and Future Years." Learn Religions. https://www.learnreligions.com/when-is-easter-542284 (accessed January 25, 2021). copy citation Watch Now: Eggstraordinary Easter Trivia How Is the Date of Easter Determined? When Is Easter? When Is Holy Thursday? Find Out Why the Date of Easter Changes Every Year When Is Palm Sunday? How to Determine the Date of Ash Wednesday When Is Good Friday? Is the Date of Easter Related to Passover? When Is Ascension? When Does Lent Start? Orthodox Easter Dates When Is Corpus Christi? When Is the Feast of the Sacred Heart? When Is Trinity Sunday? When Is Laetare Sunday? When Is Holy Week?