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Varying Easter dates

As if the deviation in the comparable periods of time were not enough, along come the varying Easter dates.

The turbulence caused by Easter are enough alone. However, nine moveable holidays follow in its wake. The most outstanding of these being the Whitsun weekend. The opposition against a constant Easter date has been justified by traditional and esoterical arguments – i.e. not by objective considerations.

The regulations for the scheduling of Easter, which whole droves of clever heads have maintained, can be traced back to a very sensible measure.

Every man of the church knows off the cuff that according to the directives of the council of Nizäa 325, Easter follows the first full moon after the beginning of Spring. However, the actual historical practical background is virtually unknown.

The explanation for this is obvious.

Why then has nobody asked the question "why"?

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