Domhnach na Cásca
Tá go leor féilte ag an Eaglais agus titeann said ar an data céanna gach bliain.
Titeann Lá Nollag ar an 25ú Nollaig.
Titeann Lá Fhéile Bríde ar an 1ú Feabhra.
Titeann Lá Fhéile Padraig ar an 17ú Márta.
I gcónaí titeann Domhnach na Cásca ar an Domhnach. Mar sin, bíonn dáta difriúil ann gach bliain.
Titeann Domhnach na Cásca ar an gCéad Domhnach tar éis an chéad Ghealach Lán tar éis 21ú Márta.
Titeann Dómhnach na Cásca idir 22adh Márta agus 25ú Aibreán.
Tógadh an cinne sin ag an gComhairle Nicea sa bhliain 325 AD
Thit Domhnach na Cásca ar 22 adh Márta, a luaithe is féidir, sa bhliain 1818 AD.
Ní tharlóidh sé arís go dtí an bhliain 2285 AD.
Thit Domhnach na Cásca ar 25ú Aibreán, a dhéanaí is féidir, sa bhliain 1943 AD.
Ní tharlóidh sé arís go dtí an bhliain 2038.
There are many feast days in the Church's year. Most of these feast days are celebrated on the same date each year. Christmas Day is always celebrated on December 25th irrespective of the day of the week. Similarly, the Epiphany is always celebrated on January 6th. Saint Bridget's day is always celebrated on February 1st. Saint Patrick's day is always celebrated on March 17th.
However, Easter Sunday is different.
It is always celebrated on a Sunday. The date varies from year to year.
Easter Sunday is a variable feast. It is calculated as follows:
Easter Sunday is
The first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox.
Easter Sunday can only fall between March 22nd and April 25th.
This dating of Easter Sunday was decided at the Council of Nicea in 325 AD.
The last year that Easter Sunday fell on the earliest possible date, March 22nd, was 1818 AD.
This will not happen again until the year 2285 AD.
The last year that Easter Sunday fell on April 25th, the latest possible date, was 1943 AD.
This will not happen again until the year 2038 AD.