Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Date of Easter #273288
03/19/08 09:20 PM
03/19/08 09:20 PM

pedro2 OP
pedro2 OP
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?

Re: Date of Easter [Re: ] #273291
03/19/08 09:35 PM
03/19/08 09:35 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 4,701
Pismo Beach
Rykat Offline
Rykat  Offline
The entire month of April - Im tired of working!

GOP - The Party of Lincoln.
Re: Date of Easter [Re: Rykat] #273326
03/20/08 12:08 AM
03/20/08 12:08 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 8,880
seashell Offline
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?

Re: Date of Easter [Re: seashell] #273329
03/20/08 12:38 AM
03/20/08 12:38 AM

pedro2 OP
pedro2 OP
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.

Re: Date of Easter [Re: ] #273347
03/20/08 08:39 AM
03/20/08 08:39 AM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 3,955
Frigin Cold Columbus, Ohio
Otteralum Offline
Otteralum  Offline
Christmas hijacked by Christians??? huh????

I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.
Re: Date of Easter [Re: Otteralum] #273348
03/20/08 08:47 AM
03/20/08 08:47 AM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,770
Nova Scotia, Canada
Nova Offline
Nova  Offline

It's never too late to have a happy childhood!
Re: Date of Easter [Re: Nova] #273349
03/20/08 09:04 AM
03/20/08 09:04 AM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,740
Las Vegas, NV
deadserious Offline
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...
Re: Date of Easter [Re: deadserious] #273359
03/20/08 09:36 AM
03/20/08 09:36 AM

pedro2 OP
pedro2 OP
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.

Re: Date of Easter [Re: ] #273370
03/20/08 10:32 AM
03/20/08 10:32 AM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,094
Danny2 Offline
Danny2  Offline
First Sunday after the first full moon in Spring. Makes sense to me.

Re: Date of Easter [Re: Otteralum] #273400
03/20/08 01:25 PM
03/20/08 01:25 PM
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 993
Caye Caulker, Belize
C Offline

.  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.

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
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!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

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
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 Fun Finder
Paradise Guy Event Calendar
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
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.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil 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.
1 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
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!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 225 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online4,377
Dec 15th, 2020 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory 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.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1