Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Fun

We had a really nice Easter up in Holton with family. Paul, Matthew and I met Troy and Katie there after we went to 8:00 Mass. We had a scrumptious lunch, played cards, hid Easter eggs and had a good time. The Easter Bunny brought books, monster trucks, chocolate bunnies, jammies and the movie Enchanted which is Katie's new absolute favorite movie. Matthew received the book I Ain't Gonna Paint No More which is a really cute story of a little boy who paints his entire body. It was excellent timing because he drew all over himself the night before.

Since Easter was so early this year it was a bit chilly but here's some interesting facts about when Easter occurs.

The earliest calendar date on which Easter can fall is March 22, and the latest date is April 25. The last time Easter fell on so early a date was 1913, and the next time it will do so will be in the year 2160.

Seeing Easter fall on the earliest possible date, March 22, is an experience that has not been, and (barring some remarkable breakthroughs in longevity) will not be, witnessed by anyone alive today: It last occurred in the year 1818, and it will not happen again until 2285.

The odds are considerably better for witnessing a late Easter. Many people are still around from the last time Easter fell on April 25, an event which took place in 1943, and a good many people here today will likely still be around when Easter next falls on April 25, which will occur in 2038.


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