A Passover and Easter mystery

April 18, 2008 at 3:50 pm (random)


Why is Passover happening in April while Easter was a month ago in March? The events that are commemorated by Easter are intricately linked to Passover and usually, these holidays occur at the same time within one year. A quick Google search didn’t turn up anything useful. Maybe someone out there is better than Google and can tell me?



  1. Simona said,

    Not sure what your Google search was, but the reason for the difference has to do with the way the two dates are calculated. Here there is an explanation:


  2. Simona said,

    Oops, I pressed the Submit button too early.
    I think what happens this year is not common, in the sense that usually the two holidays are closer to each other than this year.
    I like that you used The Last Supper: it is one of my favorite paintings. 🙂

  3. babblingblueberry said,

    Now I’m getting lost in different calendars and astronomy! So confusing!

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