In 2023 Easter Sunday falls on April 9th.
Easter is known as a moveable feast. Unlike Christmas, the date of Easter changes each year. It can be as early as March 22nd or as late as April 25th. The varying dates can confuse and leave people wondering why this event isn’t a set date.
The simple definition of Easter is that it is the first Sunday after the full Moon that occurs on or after the spring equinox (March 21st). For a more detailed explanation you can visit Royal Museums Greenwich.
Early Christians wanted Easter to coincide with Passover, because Christ’s death and resurrection happened at this time. As the Jewish calendar is tied to solar and lunar cycles, the dates of the Passover and Easter fluctuate each year.
Don’t forget that the Dairy Diary features the phases of the moon in the information pages at the beginning of the diary and also throughout the year.
Traditional Easter celebrations now also go hand in hand with chocolate Easter eggs and the Easter bunny. Eggs represent new life and rebirth and throughout history, people have given each other eggs at spring festivals to celebrate the new season.
Easter is a lovely holiday time with (hopefully) some sunny spring weather. With children being off school it is the perfect time for some family-friendly baking.
Take a look at our no-bake Easter treats which are super-easy to make and we are sure that everyone young and old will enjoy!
For the traditionalists amongst us, why not try this timeless Simnel Cake recipe taken from the Around Britain Cookbook. And find out more about the origins of this cake and why it’s traditional to eat it at this time of year. You may also like to try our super-cute mini-simnel cakes which hold a surprise marzipan centre!
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