What Are The Different Easter 2013 Dates?
In the United States there are a lot of people who do not focus too much on Easter. These are people who are not deeply religious or they just get confused because the date always seems to be changing. Then you have those who believe Easter is only about one day and nothing else. Well the truth is there is a lot of stuff that leads up to the big day, and it will benefit you greatly to know what some of these things are. They involve a series of special days, with Easter Sunday being the culmination.
Not every religion celebrates the different days leading up to Easter Sunday though. Following is some information about when Easter 2013 will take place as well as when the various special days leading up to it will take place.
When are the Easter 2013 dates?
A lot of people who are not deeply religious do not take part in every day leading up to Easter Sunday, but for those who do here are
the Easter 2013 dates. The beginning on February 12, will be Ash Wednesday. After this you have Palm Sunday, which takes place on March 24th. Next we have Holy Thursday, which takes place on March 28th. Then we have Good Friday, which takes place on March 29th.
All of these dates lead up Easter. Even then there is a different date for it depending on the level of your faith. Easter Sunday will take place on March 31, 2013. This is for all Western Christianity, people who are Roman Catholic, the Anglican Communion, Protestant Churches, etc. Easter Sunday for those who are Orthodox Christian will take place on May 5.
How to always know when Easter Sunday is going to be
If you live in the United States and you are a Christian, then you fall into the Western Christian category. This means you will always have a perfect way to know when Easter Sunday will be and not get it confused. All you need to do is keep track of when the Paschal Full Moon takes place. Easter Sunday is always celebrated right on the Sunday following this.
Why is there so much confusion about the Easter dates?
Easter is not celebrated the same by every religion. For instance, those who are Catholics will not celebrate it the same as those who are Christian. The day is celebrated by most major religions though. In order to prevent from being confused as to when the dates of Easter will take place in any given year, you should always speak with the leaders of the church you visit. There are websites committed to giving you dates, but you may or may not want to rely on them.
Easter Sunday is always a day where more people will be in church than what you will usually see on any given day, particularly in some religions. One things remains constant though, Easter Sunday is a day even the most casual church goers take seriously.