This is the earliest we will ever "spring forward" while losing an hour of sleep Sunday Morning, March 9th. And that's not all that's early this year.
Easter is always the first Sunday after the 1st full moon following the Spring Equinox (which this year is March 20th). This is based on the lunar calendar the Hebrew people used to identify Passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar.
Easter could actually be only one day earlier (March 22nd) than it is this year, but that is extremely rare. How rare you ask?
The last time it was March 22nd was 1818. (anyone you know see it then?) But then you could wait for the next time you can roll out the Easter eggs on March 22nd...2285. Remind your grandkids to remind their grandkids to watch for it.
The next time Easter will be this early again, and I can hardly wait, is the year 2160, a measly 152 years from now. The last time many of you may recall Easter happening this early was 1913. Had my father lived to his 100th birthday this year, (On March 12th as a matter of fact), I'm guessing he would have regaled us with his recollections of finding his Easter egg in one of the 50 foot deep snowbanks that covered the ground during his spring childhood.
More info than you wanted to know I'm sure. But you never know when you are on stage going for a million bucks, and you get a trivia question on this topic. I'm sure you will want to share some of your winnings with your old Uncle Bill eh?