Christmas is every year on the same date, there is no easier way to remember an appointment. With Easter is quite different: The highest celebration of Christianity falls differently every year. More than 700 years it took for the Christians to a common date for Easter.
But how will be determined the day for Maundy Thursday, good Friday, Easter Sunday, ascension or Pentecost?
Easter 2019 ends on the day of Pentecost
the starting point of the day is night begins the same, with which the spring. Then wait for the first full moon, the following Sunday is Easter Sunday. This can, at the earliest, on the 21. March, it laid down the churches by a Council decision in the year 325. The night before, on Holy Saturday is the last of the 40 days of lent that begins on ash Wednesday. The end of the Easter season, marks the Pentecost, celebrated 50 days after Easter.
See: The star-info graphic explains the complicated procedure to understand visualiert in a picture:
graphics: Bettina Müller / roaste; Text and Research: Frank Ochmann / roaste