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Easter Sunday

In the incunabula period, many of the French cities celebrated the New Year on Easter Sunday. For this reason, there were some dates with a whole year's difference in the calendars of French cities and of German cities. Since incunabula are defined as books printed in 1500 or earlier, this difference is quite important.

At the meeting of the Nicene Council held in 325, Easter Day was defined as the "Sunday that follows the first full moon after the vernal equinox." In the period of incunabula, Easter Sunday fell on the days listed in the table below.

 * leap year
1451April 25
1452 *April 9
1453April 1
1454April 21
1455April 6
1456 *March 28
1457April 17
1458April 2
1459March 25
1460 *April 13
1461April 5
1462April 18
1463April 10
1464 *April 1
1465April 14
1466April 6
1467March 29
1468 *April 17
1469April 2
1470April 22
1471April 14
1472 *March 29
1473April 18
1474April 10
1475March 26
1476 *April 14
* leap year
1477April 6
1478March 22
1479April 11
1480 *April 2
1481April 22
1482April 7
1483March 30
1484 *April 18
1485April 3
1486March 26
1487April 15
1488 *April 6
1489April 19
1490April 11
1491April 3
1492 *April 22
1493April 7
1494March 30
1495April 19
1496 *April 3
1497March 26
1498April 15
1499March 31
1500 *April 19
1501April 11
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