Why don’t the celebrations of Passover and Easter fall consistently on the calendar each year?

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Around the fourth century, the Christian church chose to celebrate Easter beginning the first Sunday following the Spring Equinox. Jewish believers continue to follow the Jewish calendar from year to year. Sometimes Passover and Easter are at approximately the same time and sometimes they differ by a week or two. Every now and then they are separated by a month.

Just as the Christian calendar adds one day to February every four years, the Jewish calendar, with its months based upon the lunar system, adds one whole month every so many years to conform the lunar calendar to the solar calendar.

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