Easter Eggs

Sunday, 23rd March 2008 by

Today is Easter Sunday, and it is the earliest Easter we've had since 1913.

In fact, it's almost the earliest possible date for Easter, which via a very complex calculation falls between March 22nd and April 25th (inclusive). The last time Easter fell on March 22nd was 1818, and it will not do it again until 2285, so unless you're still around in 2160 for the next March 23rd Easter, today is the earliest Easter of your lifetime.

So to celebrate, we're found some giant Easter eggs.

Mainau is a private island on the German side of Lake Constance. The island is run as a garden visitor attraction which often features seasonal flower arrangements, and last April they had these large easter eggs in the courtyard.

There's a ground level picture on Flickr. You can also bore your family to tears with the details on how to calculate Easter and even a date distribution graph over at Wikipedia.

Thanks to Nick.