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Spring!

Happy Persephone-returns-from-the-Underworld day!

...what?

-The Gneech

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doodlesthegreat
Apr. 4th, 2010 03:26 pm (UTC)
Silly mustache man, it's Zombie Jesus day! o_O

(Or as I prefer to think of it, Giant Anthropomorphic Rabbit Gets Laid a Lot Day.)
galadrion
Apr. 4th, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
Zombie Jesus Day?
alaskawolf
Apr. 4th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
happy Fertility day :)
carlhh
Apr. 4th, 2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
Wut? I thought it was Prosperpina-returns-from-the-Underworld day.

:P
grizzly47
Apr. 4th, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC)


Eggs - Represent new life and fertility (colored to represent the colors of Spring).

Easter Bunny - Pre Christian representation of fertility.

Date of Easter - In 1582 Pope Gregory XIII felt that the Julian Calendar system was inadequate in determining the date of Easter (it kept shifting) so a reconstruction of the Julian calendar was performed, which we know use. Hence our calendar system is called the Gregorian Calendar, and accounts for the extra day every "Leap Year" (Earth takes 265.24 days for one revolution about our Sun).

So, the Gregorian Calendar gave the church the opportunity to revise and produce a set of new Easter tables, which puts Easter on the first Full Moon date after the Vernal Equinox (First day of Spring). The Vernal Equinox is also the location of the First Point of Ares in the constellation of Ares (the Ram).

See! Astronomy as a hobby provides so much info!

Happy Easter everyone.
torakiyoshi
Apr. 5th, 2010 04:34 am (UTC)
Just to nit-pick, you mean the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. :)

-=TK
hossblacksilver
Apr. 5th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
Forgive me if I mistake what your post said, but actually the Julian Calendar had Leap Years/Leap Days already. In fact, it had too many, in that over centuries the days of the year where sliding later in the season. So that when the Gregorian Calendar came around to address the problem by removing Leap Days from years divisible by 100 but not 400, hence 2000 was a Leap Year, 1900 isn't. Furthermore to adjust the dates into alignment with the seasons, October 1582 was shortened by ten days, skipping from October 4th 1582 to going directly to October 15th, 1582.
torakiyoshi
Apr. 5th, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
You're off. Persephone returns on March 21.

-=TK
radbaron
Apr. 5th, 2010 11:44 am (UTC)

Here, have some pomegranate seeds :)
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