When is Easter 2016

Holidays at a glance: When is Easter 2016?

The holidays at Easter 2016 are particularly high on the calendar this year: Easter starts in March this year. The first day of Easter is Good Friday.

If we want to know when Easter 2016 is, we have to look up at the sky and watch out for the moon. Because Easter is celebrated on the Sunday after the first full moon in spring. The fact that this day moves is due to the moon itself. It takes just under a month to orbit the earth once. If there was a full moon just before the beginning of spring, you have to wait until the next time. That's why Easter is postponed. Easter is always between March 22nd and April 25th.

When are the Easter holidays?

Easter is early this year. Good Friday is March 25th, 2016. The other holidays at Easter are Easter Sunday on March 27th and Easter Monday on March 28th, 2016.

The students are already on vacation at this time. The Easter holidays in Bavaria begin on March 21, 2016 and end on April 1, 2016. The next public holiday in 2016 is Labor Day on May 1.

When is Easter 2016 - the fasting people also ask

It begins with the palm carrying at the beginning of Holy Week, continues with the serving of the herb soup on Maundy Thursday, the turning of the Good Friday rattles and ends with the consecration of the food on Easter Vigil.

There are also Easter bonfires in many villages. The fire symbolizes the joy of the resurrection of Jesus, the "light of the world". Even in pagan times, a renewing power was ascribed to the flames. The fire should drive away the winter.

The question of when it will finally be Easter should of course also be raised by all those who are currently fasting. Anyone who still has sweets and other sweets from Carnival can soon strike again: the 40-day fasting period ends at Easter.

During Lent, Christians forego sweets or meat. This is a sign that they want to repent and rethink things. They allow themselves more rest and pray to get closer to themselves and to God again. Lent began on Ash Wednesday - and ends at Easter 2016.