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Have A Thoughtful ‘Good Friday’ 2019; It Is Not A Day For Rejoicing.

by Anura Guruge




Click to access my 2016 post.


Easter, though Americans do not appreciate it, is an unique ‘yin-and-yangholiday — the only one of its kind in Christianity.

You have ‘Good Friday’ and ‘Easter Sunday’. In the U.S. ‘Good Friday’ isn’t even a Federal holiday — though, in reality, one could argue that in terms of Christianity is a very important Holy Day.

Though a bona fide holiday, it would be wrong to consider it a day to be happy. So, the greeting: ‘Have a Happy Good Friday‘ is wrong, even offensive. Good Friday is a day for contemplation. Easter Sunday is the day to be Merry.

So, I will just wish you a ‘Thoughtful Good Friday 2019’ and point out that it is indeed a holiday in the Guruge household — since I do not believe that one can ever have too many holidays.


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by Anura Guruge

“Good Friday” Is A Holiday …

by Anura Guruge



At least in the Guruge household in New Hampshire.

I work all holidays, whether it is Christmas or Thanksgiving, so holidays per se have little meaning to I — other than the gluttony and the presents.

But, NO HOMESCHOOLING! I am giving her a break to her intense delight.

Other than the U.S., in every country I have lived in, viz., Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), France & the U.K., Good Friday & Easter Monday have been holidays.

So, it is only fitting that I propagate the custom over to here.

Happy Easter.


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Easter “Good Friday” To Be A U.S. Federal Holiday, As Of 2019, Per Trump.

by Anura Guruge





It is about time. All other Christian nations, without exception, mark ‘Good Friday‘ as a Holiday. Most even have a 4-day holiday, with ‘Easter Monday‘ designated another holiday.

This was an easy and obvious ‘WIN-WIN’ for Trump. His base will love it. Making America more Christian at a stroke and sticking it to the others.

Though he will not admit to it up front, unless it slips out, he is hoping that this new holiday will be referred to as the ‘Trump Holiday’. That, in so many ways, will be the ultimate of legacies.

So, this is the last Easter in the U.S., where Good Friday was NOT a Federal Holiday.


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by Anura Guruge