Friday, 6 March 2009

Easter Act 1928

The Easter Act 1928 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom first passed in 1928 but not as yet implemented.

The purpose of the Act is to provide a fixed date for Easter rather than the current moveable feast. The effect would be to establish Easter Sunday as the Sunday following the second Saturday in April, resulting in Easter Sunday being at earliest 9 April up to 15 April.

The Act is so phrased as to require the agreement of all relevant churches and, although the subject is raised occasionally in Parliament this agreement is not yet forthcoming


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