Easter Date

In 325CE the Council of Nicaea established that Easter would be held on the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the vernal equinox.(*) From that point forward, the Easter date depended on the ecclesiastical approximation of March 21 for the vernal equinox.
Easter Dates




The next bank holiday is Easter , where we have a four-day weekend thanks to Good Friday on March 30 and Easter Monday on April 2.
So the Easter weekend is as follows for 2018:
Good Friday: March 30

Why does Easter change every year and who decides the date?

While many festivals are on fixed days, Easter is a movable feast and is usually celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon on or after 21 March because it is based on the lunar calendar.
The First Council of Nicea was a council of Christian bishops convened in Nicaea in Bithynia by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in AD 325.
They made decisions in an effort to attain a consensus on several Christian topics.
Based on the paschal full moon, it was decided by the bishops that Easter Day would fall on the next full moon after the spring equinox.




 

Year Western Eastern
1998 April 12 April 19
1999 April 4 April 11
2000 April 23 April 30
2001                      April 15
2002 March 31 May 5
2003 April 20 April 27
2004                      April 11
2005 March 27 May 1
2006 April 16 April 23
2007                     April 8
2008 March 23 April 27
2009 April 12 April 19
2010                     April 4
2011                       April 24
2012 April 8 April 15
2013 March 31 May 5
2014                      April 20
2015 April 5 April 12
2016 March 27 May 1
2017                      April 16
2018 April 1 April 8
2019 April 21 April 28
2020 April 12 April 19
2021 April 4 May 2
2022 April 17 April 24
2023 April 9 April 16
2024 March 31 May 5
2025                       April 20
2026 April 5 April 12
2027 March 28 May 2
2028                      April 16
2029 April 1 April 8
2030 April 21 April 28
2031                     April 13
2032 March 28 May 2
2033 April 17 April 24
2034                    April 9
2035 March 25 April 29
2036 April 13 April 20
2037                     April 5
2038                      April 25