Traditionally, Easter is observed on the Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon.
If the Paschal Moon occurs on a Sunday, Easter is the following Sunday.
The Norbert Hetterich formula is presented on Chip Pearson's site with a minor modification to format the result in typical U. date format as: =FLOOR("5/"&DAY(MINUTE(A59/38)/2 56)&"/"&A59,7)-34 Another interesting formula is attributed to Gerhardt Somitsch (presented where cell A2 contains a year value): =DATE(A2,3,29.56 0.979*MOD(204-11*MOD(A2,19),30) - WEEKDAY(DATE(A2,3,28.56 0.979*MOD(204-11*MOD(A2,19),30)))) The good thing about these various formulas is that they do work for the near future (at least through 2078), and that's all most of us need at this point in time.
However, for dates beyond 2078 and earlier than 1900, we must look elsewhere.
The chief complaint was that the third week in Jewish Nisan was sometimes placed before the spring equinox. D.), in a statement preserved in the preface to the Chronicon Paschale, expresses this view: On the fourteenth day of [the month], being accurately observed after the equinox, the ancients celebrated the Passover, according to the divine command.Before moving on to the other solutions, let us look at the apparent limitations of the various worksheet function solutions.It may very well be that these worksheet functions meet your needs and you don't need to look further.Whereas the men of the present day now celebrate it before the equinox, and that altogether through negligence and error.Those who held this view began to experiment with independent computations that would always place Pascha in the spring season.