TITLE

JONATHAN CAINER

AUTHOR(S)
JONATHAN CAINER
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Daily Mail;3/29/2013, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
THE 'floating feast' of Easter is anchored not to a date in the civil calendar, but a complicated formula involving the Equinox and Full Moon. Similar (but not identical) rules time the Jewish holiday Pesach. You might expect the events always to coincide, especially as part of the Easter story involves a Passover supper. But Easter is also connected to an ancient festival for the pagan fertility goddess Ostara. Hence the eggs. Wednesday's Full Moon was also the trigger for Holi, the Hindu festival of colours. I wish you a happy whatever you happen to be celebrating this weekend!
ACCESSION #
86416776

 

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