Monday, February 04, 2013

When's Easter?

I was often called upon to explain how the date of Easter is determined each year.  It was sort of my party piece - OK I don't lead a very exciting life.  Now, however, with Google being the source of all information, at anytime, I am rarely asked to "recite." Alas, I did enjoy the limelight as fleeting as it was.  Well I can still rhyme off the names of the 12 apostles in three seconds flat!! Any takers?

For the record and whether you want to know it or not, the date of Easter each year is as follows: Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon that occurs after March 21.

And also for the record Easter is the name of a pagan goddess of Spring. Her followers often presented her with little round loaves or buns marked with "X"'s. Interestingly enough, if you turn an X a quarter turn to the right, you get a cross and if you add currents and cardamon to the loaves, you get Hot Crossed buns.

Just a very obscure bit of information that I have retained over the years. Funny how one can remember items like this and forget to buy bread and milk :)

Please share any obscure bits that you have remembered.

Have a great day!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm a fan of Easter AND short tidbits of information. Great post!