Why Is Easter Always Different. Why don t the two holidays always coincide. And why eastern orthodox churches usually celebrate easter on a different day than western churches.
The catholic holiday all saints day always falls on november 1 and its partner holiday halloween october 31. Both western churches roman catholic and protestant and eastern churches greek and russian orthodox conform to this tradition even though there exists a gap of about five weeks between the date of the two easter celebrations. Henceforth easter has always been celebrated on the first sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox.
Easter is arguably the holiest.
The catholic holiday all saints day always falls on november 1 and its partner holiday halloween october 31. The paschal full moon can vary as much as two days from the date of the actual full moon with dates ranging from march 21 to april 18. Some years it is in march others april or even may. The ancient math that sets the date of easter and passover.