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Easter 2017: When is Easter Sunday? Why does date change every year?

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Easter Sunday in the United States will fall on April 16 in 2017.

Unlike Christmas, Easter and Good Friday are "moveable feasts" in that they do not have a fixed date. Easter Sunday falls on the Sunday that follows the first full moon after March 22(Spring Equinox). There is a 35 day span where Easter can take place (March 22 - April 25), so Easter 2017 is relatively late.

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Last year, Easter came on March 27 and in 2018, Easter will fall on April 1.

In Christianity, Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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