Easter dating table
These are good questions with answers that require a bit of explanation.
Since the days of early church history, determining the precise date of Easter has been a matter for continued argument.
If you click on the year, you could open the Old style - New style side-by-side reference.
If you click on a date, you will open the Reversed calendar for that date.
This page shows the date of easter in the years 1301 to 1400.
You can also get the dates for the previous 100 years and the next 100 years.
As astronomers were able to approximate the dates of all full moons in future years, the Western Church used these calculations to establish a table of Ecclesiastical Full Moon dates.
These dates determine the Holy Days on the Ecclesiastical calendar.
You can also dowlnoad a CSV-table with the dates New Style for 1916 - 2099 (for use in a spreadsheet).
People living before 1583 would not have celebrated Easter on the dates given below...
This page shows the date of easter in the years 1901 to 2000.
At the heart of the matter lies a simple explanation. The earliest believers in the church of Asia Minor wished to keep the observance of Easter correlated to the Jewish Passover.
The death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ happened after the Passover, so followers wanted Easter always to be celebrated after the Passover.