Sophie Hirsh
March 30, 2018 9:09 am

Good news: It’s almost time to wear that Lilly Pulitzer dress that’s been collecting dust in your closet! That’s right — Easter 2018 is finally around the corner (as is spring weather…we hope). And because Easter falls on a different day every year, those who observe the holiday are likely wondering: When is Easter 2018?

As it turns out, Easter coincides with another holiday this year. That’s a two-in-one, folks! Easter Sunday 2018 falls on April 1st — aka April Fools’ Day. The practical-jokey holiday always falls on the first day of April, but Easter Sunday’s date varies from year to year.

As explained by The Sun, Easter technically spans several days. The holiday begins on Good Friday (March 30th) and concludes on Easter Monday (April 2nd). However when people say “Easter,” they are typically referring to Easter Sunday.

The way Easter’s date is determined each year is pretty interesting.

Easter, which celebrates the day Jesus was resurrected in the Christian tradition, used to fall on the first Sunday following the Jewish holiday of Passover, according to Catholic Answers. Now, however, Easter is observed on the first Sunday after the Paschal full moon (the first full moon to occur on or after the spring equinox, which is on March 20th).

So, how can we have fun with Easter and April Fools’ Day falling on the same day? For starters, if you’re involved in your family’s Easter egg hunt, the prank ideas practically write themselves.

Not to mention, there are endless lists of ideas for Easter-themed April Fools’ Day pranks floating around the internet. Happy Easter for all those who observe!

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