It is a lovely to see them again. Knowing some of the plants are still alive under the snow covered icy soil during winter, it is heartening to see them responding to warm days and pop their leaves above ground.
The first day of Spring was on this last Sunday, the 20th of March. The full moon was Wednesday the 23rd, yesterday (Wednesday). So Sunday is Western Easter according to our calendar. (Gregorian Calendar)
( You can point this out to your little one on the calendar and talk about the days as they have passed. ie...Remember what we did on Sunday? etc.)
Eastern Orthodox Christian Easter (Pascha) is found by looking at an older form of the Calendar, called the Julian Calendar. It was introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 BC and replaced an earlier Roman Calendar. In the original Church founded at the death of Jesus Christ, the Julian Calendar was the calendar in use. Thus the Christian Orthodox Church still celebrates Pascha (Easter) based on the same rule used above, but uses this ancient calendar to set the date. Thus Pascha falls on May 1 this year, based on the ancient use of the Julian calendar, making it as close as possible to the time of Christ's actual Crucifixion.
Note: The Gregorian Calendar came into use in 1582 and was gradually adopted by different countries. Turkey was the last country to adopt it in 1927. On Mount Athos, a peninsula of Greece, this autonomous state continues to use the Julian Calendar.
If you belong to the Western Church, Happy Easter! on Sunday......