Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#273288 - 03/19/08 10:20 PM Date of Easter
This Easter is the earliest for 95 years, and it won't be this early again for 220 years. Given that "Easter" started life as a spring equinox festival that was later hijacked by Christianity (just like Christmas) isn't it high time the date was fixed? What date would make best sense for most people?

#273291 - 03/19/08 10:35 PM Re: Date of Easter [Re: ]
Rykat Offline
The entire month of April - Im tired of working!
GOP - The Party of Lincoln.

#273326 - 03/20/08 01:08 AM Re: Date of Easter [Re: Rykat]
seashell Offline
Last Friday in March? First Friday in April? There's no stat holidays in March or April, other than Easter. It's a long wait until the May long weekend.

A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#273329 - 03/20/08 01:38 AM Re: Date of Easter [Re: seashell]
Actually, even though Easter was indeed taken over by Christianity they didn't change the name (unlike Christmas - who remembers what that was called back in "pagan" days?). Easter is not a name that derives from anything Christian. Strange, as it's the most important Christian festival.

Thanks to Wikipedia.

#273347 - 03/20/08 09:39 AM Re: Date of Easter [Re: ]
Otteralum Offline
Christmas hijacked by Christians??? huh????
I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.

#273348 - 03/20/08 09:47 AM Re: Date of Easter [Re: Otteralum]
Nova Offline
It's never too late to have a happy childhood!

#273349 - 03/20/08 10:04 AM Re: Date of Easter [Re: Nova]
deadserious Offline
I think its fine that it moves each year. Most people don't remember this but Christ was crucified on a different day each year. And thank god that the bunny raised him from the dead each time otherwise we'd be eating chocolate beavers.
Now back to your regularly scheduled drivel...

#273359 - 03/20/08 10:36 AM Re: Date of Easter [Re: deadserious]
The festival that was renamed "Christmas" pre-existed Christianity, and taking it over was a deliberate ploy to undermine the previous culture which had celebrated it as a major mid-winter festival.

To the extent that nowadays the only name we have for it is the one the Christians came up with. Though as I said, Easter is a bigger Christian festival and they didn't change the name of that. Probably because whatever was being celebrated before they came along didn't seem to provide much of a threat.

#273370 - 03/20/08 11:32 AM Re: Date of Easter [Re: ]
Danny2 Offline
First Sunday after the first full moon in Spring. Makes sense to me.

#273400 - 03/20/08 02:25 PM Re: Date of Easter [Re: Otteralum]
Cybercayecaulker.com Offline
Deadserious - that is so funny. Last year my 5 year old granddaughter was a little bit confused and told me that the easter bunny raised baby Jesus from the dead and that he lives now in her easter basket (the one she made from an old bleach bottle and cotten balls glued on)
Sonds like you went to the same Catholic Preschool on Caye Caulker.
Caribbean Colors Art Gallery, Caye Caulker

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker

TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Who's Online
2 registered (tazh2o, Sailorgirl), 31 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,632 Registered Members
44 Forums
63,698 Topics
461,211 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 02:16 PM

AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.