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To tell you that today is not Easter Saturday?

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TheFirstOHN Sat 20-Apr-19 17:10:43

Easter Saturday is on 27 April this year.

AbbeyB79 Sat 20-Apr-19 17:12:28

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ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 20-Apr-19 17:13:28

That’s a bit crazy. Easter Saturday should be snuggled up next to Easter Sunday.

scaryteacher Sat 20-Apr-19 17:14:05

I made the mistake of saying that today was Easter Saturday to my mother, and then had to listen her yacking at me about how I should know better for 10 minutes. She wonders why I went off religion in my teens (am now in my 50s).

TheFirstOHN Sat 20-Apr-19 17:14:19

Today does have its own name: Holy Saturday. So don't worry, it won't feel left out.

x2boys Sat 20-Apr-19 17:17:52

I think I did know that? Possibly a similar thread last year? But my kids are back at school on Tuesday so Easter will be over for us !

BlackeyedGruesome Sat 20-Apr-19 17:18:48

I knew that! for at least a year. Was a surprise when I found out.

brummiebadass Sat 20-Apr-19 17:18:59

What?! How have I never heard this before?!

AutumnCrow Sat 20-Apr-19 17:19:05

I can bore people to tears over the reasons why Easter is when it is, how it's a solar-lunar set date, the Julian calendar, vernal equinox, Jehovah Jehovah, very naughty boy.

It's also Pesach.

flowery Sat 20-Apr-19 17:19:40

”Didn't know Easter Saturday was a thing”

Same. I thought Easter Saturday was the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday!

What’s it for then?

ElphabaFlies Sat 20-Apr-19 17:22:01

It's a day of waiting - post Good Friday but before the resurrection. Easter starts tomorrow with the resurrection and lasts 40 days. Bit like Christmas starting on Christmas Day, not at the start of Advent.

TheFirstOHN Sat 20-Apr-19 17:23:07

What’s it for then?

For Christians, today is the end of Holy Week, which can be marked with prayer and/or a vigil.

For anyone, today can also be marked with a day out, a nice lunch, spending time with family and friends.

Thankfully, the two are not mutually exclusive.

WiltedDaffs Sat 20-Apr-19 17:23:54

Holy Week is the week before Easter Day, it starts on Palm Sunday.

Then it’s Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Day.

Easter Week then starts on Easter Day and lasts for the following seven days, so Easter Saturday is next weekend.

ArseholesOnToast Sat 20-Apr-19 17:25:12

I’ve always known it as Low Saturday.

Wondermoomin Sat 20-Apr-19 17:26:07

Mind. Blown. 🤯 😆

MrJollyLivesNextDoor Sat 20-Apr-19 17:26:38

Well well

speakout Sat 20-Apr-19 17:27:00

Feels like an Easter Saturday to me- loads of people buying chocolate eggs in Tesco. Blossoms and buds erupting,
I think it's a lovely idea.

Much nicer than all that torture and blood of good Friday.

TheFirstOHN Sat 20-Apr-19 17:27:28

I’ve always known it as Low Saturday.
I have heard it called that before. Is that name from the Catholic tradition?

Parker231 Sat 20-Apr-19 17:27:49

In our house it’s Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and then Easter Monday aka the chocolate holiday!

RebeccaCloud9 Sat 20-Apr-19 17:29:30

So what is Easter Saturday then? Are there any traditions and/or church things on that day?

Invisibleiink Sat 20-Apr-19 17:29:36

And Easter then lasts 50 days, up until pentecost (Greek for 50? or 50th? or something)!

troppibambini Sat 20-Apr-19 17:30:14

Tonight is also the night when the palms are burnt during the Easter vigil to create the ashes for next Ash
Wednesday. We were debating going but the kids are too settled in the garden and we will be at mass tomorrow.

Topseyt Sat 20-Apr-19 17:30:46

I've never considered Easter Saturday to be a thing. Should I?

PortiaCastis Sat 20-Apr-19 17:31:12

It's Holy Saturday in this house

speakout Sat 20-Apr-19 17:31:26

Wow- also known as The Harrowing of Hell.

How very Hogwarts!!

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