Monday, March 17, 2008

Not Again Until the Year 2228!

Easter is less than a week away! Yikes!There is an interesting e-mail going around about Easter. "Easter is always the first Sunday after the full moon after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20th). The dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify Passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar.

Here's the interesting info. This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our population have ever seen it this early (95 years old or above!). And none of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier! Here's the facts:

1) The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2228 (220 years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913, so if you're 95 or older, you are the only ones that were around for that!

2) The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in the year 2285 (277 years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was 1818. So no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year!"

Some interesting information. Would make for a good scrapbook page I thought! Could come up with some interesting titles for this too.

Anyway, I spent the weekend shopping for Easter Basket goodies for the kids. I like to fill their baskets with items other than candy. Clothes, new swimsuit, swim goggles, books, book lights,
t-shirts (my daughter likes Hollister), flip flops, new socks, lip gloss, art pens... Last year we were on a plane to Washington D.C. on Easter Sunday. So it seemed like we missed Easter. On Monday before we had to drop Lauren off with her People to People group we walked around and stopped by the White House. I never knew that the White House has an Easter Egg Roll on the Monday following Easter Sunday! So we walked right into this amazing event. They had tents all over the park across from the White House with games for the kids, food, giveaways, a small concert, and there was the egg hunt on the White House lawn! Too cool! This was an Easter to remember! Happy Holy Week!

1 comment:

Jennifer Priest said...

Love the page and all the trivia. My hubby would love to know all that--crazy about the next early Easter being 220 years away!


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