Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

The only thing I hate about these festivals is waking up early!!! Doing things at an unusual does brings joy but spoils an days sleep as well.

Anyways, an interesting link about Jews receiving blessing of Sun made me think a bit. Was wondering if Easter is about Sun rise or Son rise after reading this!!

This leads to another question, how dates for Easter or Good Friday or Ash Wednesday is determined. Good Friday always does comes on Friday(had to :)) but not on same date. Why is it? If X’mas is on 25th Dec every year, why can’t be it for Easter?

The answer can be found in this link. The description is bit long but related to equinox, the very first day of spring. I read somewhere Jews celebrate the arrival of Spring!!! Coincidence Jews & Christians celebrate almost on same day (week) but for different reasons.

Why do different rule had to be followed for birth & death date? Any answers?