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Has the Easter Bunny Changed His Schedule?

Posted by becky on March 29, 2011 in Important Stuff, To Make You Smile |

Okay, my son is 12 years old and the Easter Bunny is not near as important to him as it used to be.  He doesn’t like to wear the sear-sucker shorts with a crisp white shirt, paisley tie with socks to match and of course, white saddle lox fords {I’ve never tried to spell that word before}. Oh, did I mention all the articles of clothing being an array of colors of a crocheted pastel baby afghan? Yeah, right an awesome, too cool 12 year old young man in that? I don’t think so.

Brings back memories of searching months in advance for outfits to match. My dress, his dad’s tie and shirt, all color coordinated around my son’s “Easter outfit”. And, don’t forget the Easter basket, it had to be just right! What fun, the memories.

I realized a few moments ago that I didn’t even know when Easter Sunday is scheduled this year {2011}. You know sometimes it is in March {with snow on the ground in Georgia} or its over in April and its so hot the jacket you bought to go over your dress because you froze to death last year is now thrown in the back seat of the car {it is way to hot for the jacket you paid $30 for even though this dress is way too risque without it}.

With this file being brought to the top of my chaotic stack of thoughts . . . I Goggle it!

Easter 2o11 – April 24th

What? It is a good thing I investigated this mystery ’cause I would have bought all those Castlebury eggs thinking they would soon be obsolete until next year! I would have gained 10 pounds trying to be sure I got my fix before Easter came and went!

Which brought up another question, how is this decided, when Easter Sunday is scheduled each year and why does it change. . .

“Easter is always the first Sunday after or on the first full moon, after the Spring Equinox in the Northern hemisphere and the Autumnal Equinox in the Southern hemisphere.” In “shoot it to me straight” mommy terms that means the first full moon after first day of Spring. So simple, why do things have to be so complicated sometimes.

So, go to your calendar, and find the first day of spring – then find the first full moon immediately following that. And Easter will be the first Sunday after (or on) that first full moon.

All this came about because there was this Roman Emperor Constantine and then in 1582 Gregory XIII (Pope of the Roman Catholic Church) and something to do with the Julian and Gregorian Calendar and the “leap year rule”.  And, then the religious part of the Passover and Resurrection was all considered. What Chaos? Just tell me when the Easter Bunny is coming so I can eat me a conservative amount of Castlebury Eggs and I’ll be happy!

Mark your calendars Easter the next three years is:

2011 – April 24th
2012 – April 8th
2013 – March 31st

That poor Easter Bunny he doesn’t know whether he needs his fur coat or bathing suit!

xoxo

Becky

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