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‘Passover’ 2019 Starts The Evening Of ‘Good Friday’ — ‘Gut Yontiff’.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, they do also have ‘Chag Sameach‘ — Happy Passover.

I think I prefer ‘Gut Yontiff’ — where the ‘Gut’ refers to good.

Whatever you are marking have a Good Day.


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Easter Friday & Passover 2019 Are AGAIN On The SAME DAY — This Time April 19.

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This happens more often than most people realize or appreciate, i.e., Good Friday and Passover falling on the SAME DAY.

It happened last year, i.e., 2018, and it was also the case in 2015 & 2011.

Having it happen in consecutive years is rare. So, rejoice and take note.

It will happen again in 3-years, i.e., 2022.

But note, we are talking about Friday — Good Friday — rather than Easter, which is on the Sunday.

Given that the two holidays are related it should not come as a great surprise that they do fall, close together.

For those that haven’t thought about it the Crucifixion 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.

Last year Easter was quite early. This year it is quite late.

However, Easter Sunday can NEVER COINCIDE with the Passover! The formula used to calculate Easter has this built-in.

So, it is always GOOD FRIDAY that can coincide with Passover — and never Easter per se.

Just thought you might find this interesting.


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Tax Day 2016 In New Hampshire: April 18 If In NH, April 19 If From MA or ME.

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2016 Tax Day, Federally, is NOT Friday, April 15, 2016,
as most people believe it to be.

It is actually on Monday, April 18, 2016 across the U.S.

That is because of the famous Washington D.C.
Emancipation Day” holiday.

It commemorates President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the
“Emancipation Act” on April 16, 1862.
It is celebrated on April 16 each year, in D.C.

April 16, 2016 is a Saturday.

In 2016 D.C. is celebrating it on Friday, April 15.
So the D.C. IRS office is closed.

So Federal Tax day is Monday, April 18.

BUT, April 18 is “Patriots Day” in Massachusetts and Maine.
So they get till April 19.

In NH … it will depend on your filing address.

I called up Concord to get this straight.
I filed weeks ago. SMILE.


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by Anura Guruge