National Easter 2017

Reason to celebrate: April 20, 2017 is National Easter.

Easter

Easter time is perhaps the most crucial event within the Christian religious calendar (alongside Christmas), and remembers the dying and resurrection of Jesus. Contemporarily (and non-religiously), a vital celebration of Easter may be the swapping of Easter eggs.

Pope Francis: Easter foot-washing ritual should include women
Pope Francis: Easter foot-washing ritual should include women

An established Easter week ritual will undergo an official change this year, thanks to Pope Francis. The Vatican has announced his decision to allow women to take part in the foot-washing tradition that occurs on Holy Thursday. In a letter written by ...

Tourism industry supports change to Easter trading laws
Tourism industry supports change to Easter trading laws

Tourist providers are calling for a change to Easter trading laws that will mean a boost for New Zealand tourism and local economies. The Tourism Industry Association wants shops to be able to trade on Easter Sunday, something most can't do under ...

Attempt by world's churches to fix date for Easter opposed by small Yorkshire town
Attempt by world's churches to fix date for Easter opposed by small Yorkshire town

The famous meeting was held in the Yorkshire town, then under the rule of King Oswiu of Northumbria, to decide whether clerics in the Anglo-Saxon kingdom should follow the Roman tradition of Easter, or that used by the Celtic church. The synod also ...

Weekend nor'easter will likely miss most of New Hampshire
Weekend nor'easter will likely miss most of New Hampshire

New Hampshire to miss brunt of major nor'easter. Communities south of Concord could a light accumulation. UPDATED 10:25 PM EST Jan 21, 2016. Tweet · NEXT STORY. WMUR poll: Trump's strong lead continues; Cruz jumps to second place. Text Size ...

N.J. Shore town recommending residents evacuate ahead of nor'easter
N.J. Shore town recommending residents evacuate ahead of nor'easter

The alert said flooding from the impending nor'easter will "likely" make Bayshore Drive near the municipal bathing beach impassable to vehicles. It recommended those living between the bathing beach and the East Bay Avenue Bridge to seek shelter ...

Poll: Pick your favourite 1916 Easter Rising poem
Poll: Pick your favourite 1916 Easter Rising poem

Some magnificent poetry has emerged from the Easter Rising, from participants, onlookers and others writing over the century since 1916. Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google · Email. Go To. Comments. Dr Lucy Collins of University College Dublin has ...

Pittsburgh's Action Weather: Tracking the Nor'easter
Pittsburgh's Action Weather: Tracking the Nor'easter

Pittsburgh's Action Weather Chief Meteorologist Mike Harvey has the latest forecast for Thursday including the latest snow models. Tweet. Pin It. Show Transcript Hide Transcript. Advertising. Video Transcript. E HEAD INTO TOMORROW REALLY MUCH OF ...

Contested legacy: echoes of the Easter Rising
Contested legacy: echoes of the Easter Rising

We disembarked the train at Pearse station, which was named, like Connolly station, after a leader of the Easter Rising. We visited the General Post Office on O'Connell Street, which had been occupied by rebels on Easter Monday 1916, and Kilmainham ...

April 20, 2017 is also Chinese Language Day