Why the Easter holiday is so late this year


Over the centuries, people around the world have found lots of things to squabble about — including “the celebration of God’s holy and supremely excellent day.”

That description of Easter was written by Epiphanius of Salamis not long after the First Council of Nicaea met in 325. There and then, it was decided that all Christian churches would celebrate Easter on the same day (whatever that day is); and that the complicated Hebrew calendar would no longer be factored in.

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