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However, the Full Moon date in March specified by the Church's lunar calendar, also called the ecclesiastical Full Moon, on April 18. Calendar with holidays According to the Metonic cycle, the Paschal Full Moon falls on a recurring sequence of 19 dates ranging from March 21 to April 18.
Although Easter is liturgically related to the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere (March equinox) and the Full Moon, its date is not based on the actual astronomical date of either event.
coincide with the dates of the astronomical events, but in some years, they don't.
With the Julian calendar, the equinox date moved towards the earlier dates of March and further away from Easter Sunday.
The introduction of the Gregorian calendar allowed for a realignment with the equinox. Like the Easter date based on the Gregorian calendar, Orthodox Easter falls on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25 in the Julian calendar (years 1753-2400).
(*) From that point forward, the Easter date depended on the ecclesiastical approximation of March 21 for the vernal equinox.