Friday, November 09, 2007

Time to stabilise the date of Easter?

I've just been reading BBC News: Ever been drunk driving a steam engine? and noted the following:

The ones that survive either serve some purpose or to repeal them would be too controversial, like the Easter Act 1928, which deems that Easter Sunday should be fixed as the first Sunday after the second Saturday in April. But to enforce it would require agreement with Christian churches around the world.
Easter is a festival that wanders all over March and April, often playing havoc with other schedules (particularly for schools and universities). When at school I remember a Greek Orthodox friend telling me how Easter was celebrated on a different date that year - maybe it wouldn't be so disruptive if the Church of England were to agree to regularise Easter in line with this law.

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