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By Karla Pomeroy
Editor 

Karla's Kolumn: Celebrate Easter, April Fool's Day and the start of Hula Week

I’ve heard it said a few times this week that it seems weird that Easter, a sacred Christian holiday, would be the same day as April Fool’s Day. The problem is that April Fool’s Day is always April 1, while Easter does not have a set date except for it always being on a Sunday.

 

March 31, 2018



I’ve heard it said a few times this week that it seems weird that Easter, a sacred Christian holiday, would be the same day as April Fool’s Day. The problem is that April Fool’s Day is always April 1, while Easter does not have a set date except for it always being on a Sunday.

If you read Wednesday’s paper and The Conversation article by Brent Landau then you know the reason for this variation is that Easter always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox. So, in 2019, Easter will be celebrated on April 21, and on April 12 in 2020. Which mea...



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