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Let’s fix Easter

Its variable date is a needless headache in our lives, schools and economy

By Andrew Dow   January 2011

It may seem premature to be thinking about Easter already, but, as we look ahead through the calendar of 2011, it’s clear that the rationale behind the date of this annual public holiday is in urgent need of attention.

At present, the date that the western churches (as opposed to the eastern Orthodox ones) celebrate Easter can fall on any Sunday within a 35-day range between 22nd March and 25th April. In 2011, it will fall just one day short of the latest day possible: Sunday 24th April—proving a costly headache for…

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