SPRING HOLIDAYS FULLERVISION STYLE
There are exactly
days until April 12.
EASTER: Sunday, April 12, 2009
Palm Sunday (4/5/09) marks the day that Jesus Christ came to
Jerusalem. He was greeted with palms.
Maundy Thursday (sometimes referred to as "Holy Thursday," 4/9/09)
indicates the day commemorating Christ's "Last Supper" with his
Good Friday (4/10/09) marks the day of the "death" of Christ. The
account is described in all four Biblical gospels. Christ was betrayed
to the Romans by Judas, who received 30 silver coins in return, a gift
he ended up returning on account of guilty conscience that would result
in Judas's suicide. Christ was brought before the people of Jerusalem
in a desperate attempt by Pontius Pilate to save Christ's life...
however, the high priests convinced the mob to free Barabbas, a
notorious rioter and killer... with that, the Roman guards beat and
mocked Christ and paraded him through the streets with a crown of
thorns on his head and a cross on his back. The Romans hanged Christ on
that cross, and he was left to die. After his death, Christ's body was
transported to a tomb.
Easter Sunday (4/12/08) marks the day that Jesus Christ walked out of
the sepulchre and was resurrected.
Dyngus Day (4/13/08) is a Polish holiday celebrated in heavily
Polish-American communities such as Buffalo, where on the day after
Easter, the Lenten fast is broken and people celebrate by playing polka
music and swatting each other with pussy willows.
THE LEGEND OF THE EASTER BUNNY
Unlike his Christmas counterpart-- Santa Claus-- little is known about
the Easter Bunny. His historical origin is believed to be from the
rabbit being a traditional symbol of spring. He is known to distribute
colored eggs and candy (namely jelly beans, chocolate-- including the
now [in?]famous Cadbury eggs-- and marshmallow Peeps) in baskets to
children the night before Easter. Beyond that, there is no real
consensus. He is generally believed to be a giant human-sized rabbit
with white or a light pastel yellow or pink color fur. His home is
SO WHY DOES EASTER ALWAYS HAVE TO CHANGE THE #@$%! DATE EVERY YEAR?!
Easter, unlike other Christian holidays, is based on a lunar calendar.
It is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon in
Spring... meaning it lands between late March and late April.
ABC-- "It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown" - April 7, 8:00 p.m.
ABC-- "The Ten Commandments" - April 11, 7:00 p.m. in most East Coast
CBS-- Final round of The Masters, the first tournament in the Grand
Slam of professional golf.
NBC-- Last game of NHL season: Detroit Red Wings @ Chicago Blackhawks,
rematch of 2009 Winter Classic, 2:00 p.m.
ION: Movie: "In the Beginning," 7:00 p.m.
ABC Family: Rodgers and Hammerstein's
"The Sound of Music."
EWTN: Papal Good Friday and Easter Mass.
St. Patrick's Day (March 17) - Celebrate being Irish. WSYR-TV carries
an annual parade, they may stream it online-- I hope. Also note St.
Joseph's Day, a smaller but similar celebration for Italians, takes
place March 19.
April Fool's Day (April 1) - Beware pranks and hoaxes.
Fullervision Enterprises, Unltd. 2009