I though Easter was a bit early this year, but I didn’t realize it was this early. From Rob Bushway’s blog:
Easter is very early this year, and here is a little explanation as to why.
Easter is always the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox (which is March 20).
Based on the above, Easter can actually be one day earlier (March 22) than it will be this year, but that is rare.
This year is the earliest Easter any of us will see for the rest of our lives. And only the most elderly (95 years and above) have ever seen it this early.
There’s a couple more tidbits on Rob’s blog about Easter that you might find interesting. Check ’em out.
Easter also reminds me of this little bit from Robin Williams’ Live on Broadway (which is hilarious, by the way, and has brought me much joy and laughter over the years):
For me, the one big question is: how do you get Crucifixion, Resurrection and then chocolate bunnies, colored eggs? How do you do that one? Even kids are going: “Rabbits don’t lay eggs. What is this?” And you don’t want a kid biting the head off a chocolate Jesus. You don’t want a cream filled cross going… You don’t wanna put raspberry jam in the grass going: “We’re looking for Jesus, kids, come on!”