For centuries, the christian church has been allowed to dictate to the reat of us when our spring holidays should be. The result of this 'power over the rest of us' has been that we have been forced to take our Spring holiday at a time which is not very convenient to us. In some years, the holiday has taken place as early as March when the weather has been poor. Many seaside samll businesses have suffered as a consequence of this.
There is no sane or logical reason for this. Even among Christians, there is no reasoned justification for this, other than the shame faced response of "Oh that is how it has always been". What makes it even more idiotic is that the Russian and Greek orthodox churches have their Easter holiday a week later than the rest of them. The Christian hierarchy cannot even agree amongst themselves.
If we had our long weekend spring holiday at the beginning of May, it would be great for holding sporting events, or taking the kids to the seaside. There would also be less inclination towards 'frivolous flying' which is the modern day plague of the planet. People who are forced to take a holiday in March are hardly likely to visit our coastal resorts. In May, the UK has some good weather and wonderful open air attractions.
Can anyone offer me one good reason why this situation has been allowed to persist for so long? No government seem to want to rock the boat. The self serving EU certainly will not help. What can be done? Anyone?
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