Daily Archives: April 2, 2015

Good Friday 2015 In Alton, New Hampshire — The Eggs Must Go Up, Snow Or No Snow.

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by Anura Guruge


A Few Related Easter posts:
>> 2015: Easter-Passover same weekend.
>> Easter 2014 at the Guruge place.
>> Second Best Ever Easter Joke.
>> Best Ever Easter Joke.
>> 2015 Easter Cakes from Kapruka.

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Taken by Deanna with her Android phone.

Ditto as one above.




Happy Easter 2015
from the
Guruges


It Would Be Wrong To Move On To Easter WITHOUT Giving A Nod To The Ingenious, Convention Flouting Tesla Watch — Model W.

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by Anura Guruge


Related Posts:
++++ Search ‘Fool‘ for a boatload of April Fool’s posts from 2015 and prior years  —>>> (sidebar)


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I love it — and that is BEFORE my patriotism as a Brit kicks in.

Yes, it is a tad clunky but I think I would cope.

Alas I think, given that it is from Tesla, that it would be WAY beyond my pay grade.
Alas.

I can’t even afford an Apple Watch.


2015: Easter and Jewish Passover On The Same Weekend. (Happens Quite Often)

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by Anura Guruge


A Few Related Easter posts:
>> Easter 2014 at the Guruge place.
>> Second Best Ever Easter Joke.
>> Best Ever Easter Joke.
>> 2015 Easter Cakes from Kapruka.

++++ Search ‘Easter’ for MANY other posts >>>>


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Given that the two holidays are related it should not come as a great surprise that they do fall, close together, more often than people realize. This year, 2015, is one example. I was curious to see how often they fall in the same weekend so I quickly pulled together the above spreadsheet. So the last time was in 2012 and we will have three years, in succession, starting 2018.

For those that haven’t thought about it the Cruxifiction happened just after Passover. Jesus had come to Jerusalem for Passover. The last supper is believed to have a Passover connection. Hence the connection. In early Christianity Easter was celebrated at the same time as the Passover. So that they fall together, per a now very convoluted and artificial formula used by the Western Church, is to be expected. Easter Sunday, per the ‘latest’ formula, can fall between March 22 (the day after the nominal ‘March 21’ Spring Equinox) and April 25. So April 5, as in this year, is not that early.

Just thought you might find this interesting. 


Prior To Sinhala New Year On April 13, 2015, Sri Lanka Celebrates Easter With Some Fancy Cakes From Kapruka.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Valentine’s Day 2015 Cakes, In Sri Lanka.
>> 2014 Valentine’s Day cakes in Sri Lanka.
>> Sinhalese New Year cakes.
>> Ordered a cake for cousin in Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka has a long and proud tradition of making fancy, decorative European-style cakes — a legacy, whether folks like it or not, of 200 years of British rule.

I grew up with cakes like this — if not fancier, and that explains my girth and cholesterol. 

Sri Lanka, the last time I looked, which was a few months ago, was only 7.45% Christian6.1% Catholic. But given a 21 million population (given that they are a very fecund bunch), 7.45% comes it at a very respectable 1.6 million. So that is a fair number of people.

Unlike the U.S., despite Christians being a minority, Good Friday is a holiday. Always has been. When I was growing up, as with Europe, Easter Monday was a holiday too — though it didn’t matter much to us school children because all of April was one of three holiday months. This year, in Sri Lanka, April Full Moon, is April 3rd — Good Friday. So it is a DOUBLE holiday — each Full Moon a holiday in Sri Lanka (for the Buddhists).

I remember celebrating Easter in Ceylon. My surrogate father, who I called ‘Ta’, “Tata” — being father father in Sinhalese, was a Baptist. He was a lawyer. Lawyer for the Ministry of Food. He liked to entertain in style. He did so at Christmas and Easter — 85% of his family Buddhists. I can’t remember the cakes BUT I am sure we had them. I remember the ham and the lamb imported from New Zealand.

I am glad to see that the cake tradition, for Easter, is still going strong in Sri Lanka.

As soon as Easter is done Kapruka will start their cakes for Sinhala New Year. Yes, I will bring them to your attention.