When is the Date of Easter 2023?
In 2023, Easter Sunday is Sunday, April 9 in the Western Churches (Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Baptist, etc). In the Orthodox Church, Easter is on Sunday, April 16, 2023.
Easter is one of the Church's major feasts and the oldest Christian holiday, celebrating Christ's resurrection. It is known as "Pascha" in the Christian East. It is also a movable feast, which means the date changes yearly, based on lunar phases.
Basically, Easter Sunday in the Western Church is the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the day of the Spring Equinox. This means that in the West, the date range for Easter Sunday is March 21-April 25. Since the Orthodox Church calculates Easter differently, some years Orthodox and Catholic Easter fall on different dates. We pray everyone has a blessed Easter 2023.
Updated 02-07-2023 by Elizabeth Craig