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Happy Easter everyone.:)

I know this may not be politically correct, and if anyone takes offense, my apologies in advance. The word Easter of course is derived from the word East. The Sun rises in the East. The Son also rises, according to Christian beliefs. The two different words sound the same in the English language. I'm not quite sure if that was intentional or not.:)

Happy Easter Frank

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So much for an Easter egg hunt around here tomorrow. I know.....I can leave all the eggs white and put them in the snow. Do you think my boys would find them?

Happy Easter

Mike

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Some very interesting Easter Trivia.:)

Early Easter Trivia

Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring

Equinox (which is March 20).

This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used

to identify Passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar.

Based on the above information, Easter can actually be one day earlier

(March 22) that is rare.

Here's the interesting information. This year is the earliest Easter any of

us will ever see the rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our

population have ever seen it this early (95 years old or above). And none of

us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier! Here's the facts:

1) The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2228

(220 years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913 (so if you're

95 or older, you are the only ones that were around for that!).

2) The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in the year

2285 (277 years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was 1818. So, no

one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year!

Interesting!

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Some very interesting Easter Trivia.:)

Early Easter Trivia

Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring

Equinox (which is March 20).

This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used

to identify Passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar.

Based on the above information, Easter can actually be one day earlier

(March 22) that is rare.

Here's the interesting information. This year is the earliest Easter any of

us will ever see the rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our

population have ever seen it this early (95 years old or above). And none of

us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier! Here's the facts:

1) The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2228

(220 years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913 (so if you're

95 or older, you are the only ones that were around for that!).

2) The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in the year

2285 (277 years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was 1818. So, no

one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year!

Interesting!

Frank, thats some interesting info.

God Bless all.

Ken.

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Happy Easter everyone.:)

I know this may not be politically correct, and if anyone takes offense, my apologies in advance. The word Easter of course is derived from the word East. The Sun rises in the East. The Son also rises, according to Christian beliefs. The two different words sound the same in the English language. I'm not quite sure if that was intentional or not.:)

Happy Easter Frank

Not entirely, actually it's mostly pagan in nature

http://www.angelfire.com/ca6/sunnysweb/ostar.html

The other trivia you posted above isn't really accurate either. The formula for determining the date of easter is allso chock full of pagan symbolism, The first sunday after the first FULL MOON after the SPRING EQUINOX. That is all pure paganism right there.

Back 700-900 years ago, when the Christian Missionaries were sweeping their jihad across Europe, they decided it wouild be easier to convert the local heathens if they adopted the already existing religious festivals/holidays and used them for the Christian holidays. The date of Christmas is the same, back then, the Winter Solstice was Dec 25 (it's slowly moving forward as the centuries progress) so they hijacked that Pagan festival and made it the day Jesus was born.

My apologies if this actual history lesson offends anybody.

Tim

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I thought the first day of spring was the 20th?????

Technically you both are correct. Spring started some time on the 20th, but the first full day of Spring was on the 21st.:) Now hows that for being politically correct.:) I must be watching too many politicians on television.:)

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