Easter marks the end of Lent, a period of fasting and penitence in preparation for Easter, which begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts forty days (not counting Sundays). The week before Easter is known as the Holy Week. Easter is followed by a fifty-day period called Eastertide or the Easter Season, ending with Pentecost Sunday.
- Easter Sunday 2012 is on April 8th
- Easter Sunday 2013 is on March 31st
- Easter Sunday 2014 is on April 20th
- Easter Sunday 2015 is on April 5th