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There was only one Friday during the time around which Jesus was aged 30-33 that was also the first day of Passover on the Jewish Calendar. While the Jewish Calendar is Lunar and our is solar, we honor the day by celebrating the events that lead to our spiritual liberation by choosing the Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sunday that falls on the dates that fall on the fist occurance that comes after the first full moon after the Spring Equanox. While the actual date on the Jewish calendar falls on different days of the week, most Christians have tranditionally Celebrated each Sunday as a recollection of Easter, and Holy Week according to the formula above.
There was a time where various groups celebrated Easter according to different methods of calculating the date of Easter, a few today still calculate according to the Lunar or Julian calendars rather than the Gregorian (now standard religious and secular) calendar.