Happy Easter! This year, Easter falls on Sunday 4th April.
The date of Easter changes each year as, in 325 AD, the Council of Nicaea decided to introduce a rule to govern the date Easter was celebrated (independent of the Jewish calendar) due to Christians all celebrating the event on different dates towards the end of the 2nd century.
As a result, Easter Sunday was declared to fall on the first Sunday after the first full moon following (or on) either 19th, 20th or 21st March which can all be the date of the spring equinox (depending on the year) marking the first day of spring. If the full moon happens to be on a Sunday, Easter occurs a week later.
Of course, once the meaning and history behind the event of Easter have been considered… the next item on the agenda is choosing a chocolate egg to celebrate! Ours look rather egg-cellent displayed on our springy eggcups!