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PHP easter_date() Function

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Example

Print the easter date for different years:

<?php
echo easter_date() . "<br />";
echo date("M-d-Y",easter_date()) . "<br />";
echo date("M-d-Y",easter_date(1975)) . "<br />";
echo date("M-d-Y",easter_date(1998)) . "<br />";
echo date("M-d-Y",easter_date(2007));
?>

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Definition and Usage

The easter_date() function returns the Unix timestamp for midnight on Easter of a given year.

Tip: The date of Easter Day is defined as the Sunday after the first full moon which falls on or after the Spring Equinox (21st March).


Syntax

easter_date(year);

Parameter Description
year Optional. Specifies a year between 1970 and 2037. Default is the current year, local time

Technical Details

Return Value: Returns the easter date as a unix timestamp
PHP Version: 4+
Changelog: In PHP 4.3 the year parameter became optional


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