Easter in 2017
- In 2017 year Easter falls on
third Sunday of April
Date calculations are based on your computer's date and time.
Easter or Pascha is the oldest and most important Christian feast, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion, as described in the New Testament. Easter is preceded by Lent, a forty-day period of fasting and penance.
Easter is a moveable feast and is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first Spring's full moon. In Western Christianity (including Catholic and Protestant traditions) which uses Gregorian calendar the date of Easter varies between 22 March and 25 April. Eastern Christianity uses the Julian Calendar and for this reason it celebrates Easter about two weeks later, varying between 4 April and 8 May on the Gregorian calendar.
List of Moveable Feasts Related to Easter
Dates of many of the most important Christian holidays are related to the date of Easter. Below you can find a list of most of them in 2017 year. Please note that some of them are only observed by the Roman Catholic church while other by most of the Christian churches around the world. Their "popularity" varies also from country to country.
|Date||Holiday name||Time left|
|Thursday, February 23, 2017||Fat Thursday||~ 38 months & 2 weeks (1176 days)|
|Tuesday, February 28, 2017||Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras)||~ 38 months & 3 weeks (1181 days)|
|Wednesday, March 1, 2017||Ash Wednesday||~ 38 months & 3 weeks (1182 days)|
|Sunday, April 9, 2017||Palm Sunday||~ 40 months (1221 days)|
|Thursday, April 13, 2017||Maundy Thursday||~ 40 months & 1 week (1225 days)|
|Friday, April 14, 2017||Good Friday||~ 40 months & 1 week (1226 days)|
|Sunday, April 16, 2017||Easter||~ 40 months & 1 week (1228 days)|
|Monday, April 17, 2017||Easter Monday||~ 40 months & 1 week (1229 days)|
|Friday, May 26, 2017||Ascension of Jesus||~ 41 months & 3 weeks (1268 days)|
|Sunday, June 4, 2017||Pentecost||~ 42 months (1277 days)|
|Thursday, June 15, 2017||Corpus Christi||~ 42 months & 1 week (1288 days)|
A list of Easter dates in the following years
Below are the dates for Easter in the next 10 years. You can also see on which day of the week the holiday falls and how many days are left until that date.