Has the Easter holiday given you a headache? Not because of all that chocolate, but because it’s on a different date every year and messes up the school holidays, especially if you have kids at different schools in different areas.
The National Secular Society is campaigning to have the Easter holiday fixed, while a parents’ organisation, The Day Care Trust, says the staggered holidays cost parents a fortune in child care costs.
One of the latest 10 Downing Street e-petitions calls on the Government to fix the holiday on the second weekend in April. Petitioner Norman Wells writes:
Easter Sunday is arcanely defined as the first Sunday following the first full moon following the vernal equinox. This is not only absurd and even pagan, but has the consequence that it can randomly fall on any one of 35 different dates. As a result, Easter wanders through the calendar like a drunk at closing time.
Easter is a Spring Equinox Pagan festival (not “even pagan”), high-jacked by the Christians. However, whether Pagan, Christian, or Chocoholic, it’s about time the date was fixed so everyone could plan ahead.