When Was Easter 2014?


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Easter 2014 occurred on April 20 for Western Christian and Eastern Orthodox churches. The two religious traditions often celebrate Easter on different days, with the Eastern Orthodox churches celebrating up to two weeks later.

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When Was Easter 2014?
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Western Christian churches use the Gregorian calendar to establish the date of Easter by applying this formula: Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon that occurs on or after the spring equinox on March 21, known as the Paschal full moon. This formula means that Easter always occurs between March 22 and April 25 for Western Christian churches. Eastern Orthodox churches use the Julian calendar to establish the date of Easter, which always falls after April 3.

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