Tag Archives: April 21

A Very Happy 93rd Birthday To MY Queen, Elizabeth II — April 21, 2019 (Easter Sunday).

by Anura Guruge




Just a FEW days ago.


Today, April 21, is her ACTUAL birthday. She was born April 21, 1926.

That it is also Easter makes it doubly special.

She looks so great. Never tell she is 93.

Happy Birthday, Dear Queen. You are ONE of a KIND. We are SO LUCKY to have you. Proud as hell too.

Shame about the shameful news from Sri Lanka. Would have made her sad. She truly loves Sri Lanka. I know that.


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by Anura Guruge


Happy Easter 2019 — Sunday, April 21.

by Anura Guruge



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Last Time Easter Was On April 21, As In 2019, Was 1957 — 62-Years Ago.

by Anura Guruge


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Easter, your quintessential ‘movable feast’ can fall between March 22 (since it HAS to be after the Spring Equinox) and April 25 (i.e., essentially the 28-day lunar month).

So, this year’s April 21 Easter is at the further end of the range.

As with last year, we again have a 62-year gap. That is quite the coincidence.

Another coincidence. Last year’s April 1 Easter was the first such Easter as of 1956. This year, first April 21 since 1957.

I have as yet not been able to work out why we get a 62-year gap … as between 1956 and 2018 and twice in prior years. The 68-year confounds me even further.

11-year gaps for such ‘movable holidays’ is common — the 11 having to do with the 7-day week and leap years every 4-years. As you can see we do get 11-year gaps quite often, just not the last time around. 35-year gaps are fairly common too.

But, 62- and 68-year are the LONGEST possible gaps for Easter.


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by Anura Guruge

Visit Any U.S. National Park, Including Acadia, For FREE, This Saturday, April 21, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and read here. From the official “National Park Service” Website at: .nps.gov.


This coming Saturday, April 21, 2018, is one of JUST 4 “Free Entrance Days” at the U.S. National Parks.

Entrance prices have gone up this year, $5 at Acadia National Park.

They have cut back drastically on these FREE days.

A few years back it used to be a COMPLETE WEEK in April. We know. We went to the Grand Canyon that year!

April 21, 2018, is the first day of the New Hampshire April school vacation. So, this could work out.

One-day FREE doesn’t normally get you much since ideally you would want to visit a Park for at least a couple of day.

But, hey … it is FREE.

Not of great interest to us. Between us we have TWO (2) Lifetime entrance passes to all Parks! We only need one, but, in a fit of generosity, I bought one just to give some money to the Parks I love!


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Today, April 21, 2017, Is Her Majesty The Queen’s Actual 91st Birthday — Happy Birthday MY Queen.

by Anura Guruge


A Very Happy Birthday
to MY Queen.


Click to ENLARGE and read this snippet here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II


Today, April 21st, is her REAL, actual birthday.

However, this day, goes mainly uncelebrated and unremarked because she, like all her predecessors for the last 200+ years, has an OFFICIAL birthday. That is on June 10 — when we get all the traditional British pomp and ceremony.

91 today. That, by any standard, is one heck of an innings. I hope she is around for a few more years. It would be amazing if she can be a centenarian. Just think of the celebrations — worldwide. Not sure whether there has ever been a royal that was 100 years old. But, that is down the road.

Today, we commemorate and celebrate in our hearts.

Our Glorious Queen. The ONLY Queen I have ever known and she has been MY Queen, without interruption, since I was born.

I have NOT always been a Royal. During my ‘hippie-years’, well into my 20s, I was not a believer in the Monarchy. But, as I got older I, like so many, became to see the value and worth of the tradition. During the last 20 years (or more) I have come to ADMIRE her as a person for what she is and what she does for the World.

The U.S. has Donald. We have THE QUEEN.


For more delightful insights into THE Queen
and the British Royal Monarchy
visit their OFFICIAL site.

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Related posts:
>> 2016:
Queen’s Christmas Speech.
>> 2015:
Queen’s Christmas Speech.
>> 2014:
Queen’s Christmas Speech.
>>
2013: Queen’s Christmas Speech.


by Anura Guruge