Why Easter is called Easter, baby animals, what is epact?

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, April 21, 2019

easter flowering trees

'Twas Easter-Sunday.
The full-blossomed trees
Filled all the air with
Fragrance and with joy.

–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82)

 

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When Is Easter 2021? | How Easter's Date is Determined
When Is Easter 2021? | How Easter's Date is Determined
Easter 2021 will be observed on Sunday, April 4! Easter is a “movable feast” that is always held on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25. Do you know how the exact date of Easter is determined? Find out why the date changes every year and how this holiday relates to the first full Moon of spring.
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What on Earth is Epact?
What on Earth is Epact?
Here’s a little something deliciously arcane for those who long for the “simplicity” of life before computers. Listed in the Astronomical Glossary of The Old Farmer’s Almanac is the word Epact, expressed as a number from 1 to 30. What is epact? It all goes back to the...
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Earth Day 2021
Earth Day 2021
Every April 22, we celebrate Earth Day! Whether it’s a walk through the woods, picking up litter (while walking!), or buying more Earth-friendly products, here are 10 ways that you can help to care for your planet—plus some absolutely beautiful poetic verse to inspire you!
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Why Baby Animals are Born in Spring
Why Baby Animals are Born in Spring
Why are baby farm animals typically born in the spring? And it’s not just because the weather’s better. Enjoy our seasonal weather post—and, of course, cute baby animal pictures!
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