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    • shyestgirl
    • By shyestgirl 18th Mar 17, 11:55 PM
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    Your choice
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    • 18th Mar 17, 11:55 PM
    Your choice 18th Mar 17 at 11:55 PM
    What with Easter approaching, do you prefer Christmas or Easter? What are the differences to you? For me, I know that I most definitely don't get presents at Easter but I just love that friendly Christmasy feeling and Easter just doesn't seem to have that 'magic' excitement.? What about you?
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    • professor~yaffle
    • By professor~yaffle 25th Mar 17, 7:11 PM
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    Easter is a lot cheaper than Christmas.

    I don't understand the religious implications of Easter - yes I know Jesus was ''supposed'' to have risen from the dead. The thing I don't understand is, if it's such an important date in the religious calendar, why is it on a different date each year, unlike Christmas?
    Originally posted by Meg x
    It follows the lunar calendar, but I can't remember the exact details.
    • hunters
    • By hunters 14th Apr 17, 12:24 PM
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    I've decided I prefer Easter, working this morning, quiet drive to work, quiet morning, its great

    What about you OP will you come back and let us know how your Easter goes.
    • barmonkey
    • By barmonkey 14th Apr 17, 12:37 PM
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    I dont like either, I would prefer to have all the bank holidays as extra days to my annual holidays so that I can go to all the local attractions and not have to endure all the grockles and other peoples kids.
    WWSD

    (what would Scooby Doo)
    • Missli
    • By Missli 14th Apr 17, 1:32 PM
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    I like Christmas. It's the only thing good about winter. Both far too commercialised.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 14th Apr 17, 2:14 PM
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    My work is only closed on Christmas Day and Easter Sunday. If the former falls on our day 'in' we have to book it off. Yet Easter Sunday, we get paid if contracted on Sunday. It should be the case of we should not need to waste a day's holiday to book Christmas Day.

    It's a bit silly with Easter decorations. Just a vase of daffodils is suffice. I have seen Happy Easter cushions - to be thrown in the loft with the Christmas cushions.

    Will be having Xmas pud on Sunday - a tradition we do. Pick one up after Christmas for a couple of quid and it goes down well.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 14th Apr 17, 2:20 PM
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    It follows the lunar calendar, but I can't remember the exact details.
    Originally posted by professor~yaffle
    Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox (March 21 in 2008, the first day of spring). This method of determining the date of Easter often results in Easter being before Passover and/or displaced far from Passover. Easter can potentially be observed anywhere between March 22 and April 25.

    It's only celebrated on 25/4 if its a leap year.

    Diwali dates are also based on lunar cycle too.
    • fussypensioner
    • By fussypensioner 14th Apr 17, 5:24 PM
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    Why do we say Merry Christmas but not Merry Easter?

    Is it because we supposedly drink more booze at Christmas.?
    Holding back the years...
    • bushbaby1103
    • By bushbaby1103 14th Apr 17, 5:37 PM
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    I no longer celebrate either . I don't do religion anymore.
    Yes, it's true hell IS other people
    And remember the problem is them, not you.
    Devilsand demons walk among us in human form.wake up people, it's a man.
    • JulieElizabeth
    • By JulieElizabeth 14th Apr 17, 5:59 PM
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    They are two religious festivals which should be banished from the calendar
    NO MORE HANDWASH GLITCHES PLEASE
    • shyestgirl
    • By shyestgirl 14th Apr 17, 8:34 PM
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    I've decided I prefer Easter, working this morning, quiet drive to work, quiet morning, its great

    What about you OP will you come back and let us know how your Easter goes.
    Originally posted by hunters
    Well, hello again,
    I am back, so to speak. The only reason that I've not been posting lately is because I have been abroad working. Just got back this morning, nice and brown.
    So, in answer to your question, I am REALLY looking forward to this particular Easter, simply because there is no place like home, is there? Also, I'm getting a break from work for a couple of days. Still don't receive presents at Easter though.
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 18th Apr 17, 10:02 PM
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    I've been struck by people leaving "Happy Easter" messages on social media. When did that become a thing? I even saw Easter crackers on Facebook?? Don't get me wrong, I've been a churchgoer in my time and have been known to send/receive the odd card, but Christmas it isn't. We get a nice amount of time off work for it, as we do at Xmas but I don't have a favourite. I like Christmas less since my Dad died because the family has become a bit splinter, not in a bad way but in a way that I feel we should still all get together and others don't. Xmas is just more time off work for me really.
    PAYDBX 2017 #71 £2352.41 / £3053.49 * Xmas 2017 #8 £465.53 / £365 * (2016 £424.32 / £366)
    * SPCNo.10 #66 (SPCNo.9 £442.64 inc Quidco to 2/11/16 £138.92 *
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