In the sparsely populated calendar of British bank holidays (we get a grand total of eight every year in England and Wales while Scotland gets one more) Good Friday is the first national holiday after the New Year celebrations. An integral part of the Christian Easter celebrations, Good Friday commemorates the end of Christ's Passion, the final period of Jesus Christ's life, starting with his entrance to the city of Jerusalem and ending with his grisly execution. When is it this year? With Easter falling later than usual this year, Good Friday takes place on 19 April. In different traditions, the date is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday or Easter Friday and marks the beginning of the Easter long weekend. So, what happened? Following the Last Supper during the Jewish festival of Passover, Jesus was betrayed by one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, for 30 pieces of silver. After being sentenced to death by the Roman governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate, he was … [Read more...] about Good Friday 2019: when is it and why is it celebrated?
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As Brexit tensions heighten we now hear language reflecting pre-Good Friday Agreement mistrust' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk It was a subject never mentioned during the pre-referendum debate on leaving the EU but subsequently has become a controversial issue causing hostility between London, Belfast, Dublin and Brussels, threatening to derail the process and cause the UK to exit without a favourable deal. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/as-brexit-tensions-heighten-we-now-hear-language-reflecting-pregood-friday-agreement-mistrust-37801569.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/article37801568.ece/60423/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-02-11_new_47863292_I5.JPG Email It was a subject never mentioned during the pre-referendum debate on leaving the EU but subsequently has become a controversial issue causing hostility between London, Belfast, Dublin and Brussels, threatening to derail the process and cause the UK to exit without a favourable deal. It is, of course, the … [Read more...] about As Brexit tensions heighten we now hear language reflecting pre-Good Friday Agreement mistrust’
EASTER eggs are already starting to sprout up in supermarkets now that the New Year is in full swing. But while Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day all fall on fixed dates, Easter can fall anytime between March 22 and April 25. Here are the 2019 dates for your diary When is Easter 2019 and how is the date decided? In 2019 Easter falls on Sunday, April 21. Good Friday is, therefore, April 19, and the Easter Monday bank holiday is on April 22. The date is decided by a complex set of calculations based on observations of the moon. In early Christianity, different churches used different methods, leading to disagreements which remain unresolved centuries later. Eastern and Western churches continue to celebrate Easter according to different calendars, although sometimes by chance the festivals coincide. Easter celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus, which the Bible says happened around the Jewish festival, Passover. Passover typically begins on the … [Read more...] about When is Easter 2019, what date is Good Friday on and when do schools break up?
However, this lack of realism equally extends to your own paper in that you completely ignore the American dimension. US President Donald Trump wants a no-deal Brexit and is actively lobbying in Britain to achieve this in close coordination with Tory Brexiteers. According to Nile Gardiner of the Heritage Foundation ('Daily Telegraph', January 7), he has bipartisan support in the US Senate for this. Gardiner writes: "A no-deal Brexit would be far better for the US than Theresa May's weak-kneed proposal and infinitely better than Brexit being derailed." The Good Friday Agreement was, among other things, a significant triumph for American diplomacy - enjoying strong bipartisan support in the US Congress. If the Irish Government wants to safeguard it via the Northern Ireland backstop it is high time it began some lobbying of its own among Ireland's friends in Congress. This might well be a more effective way of helping Mrs May than agonising over the wording of political declarations of … [Read more...] about Letters to the Editor: ‘Ireland needs to lobby its US friends to save the Good Friday Agreement’
Ed Curran: Good Friday Agreement could hold key to unlocking Brexit compromise BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The last-ditch quest to find a solution to the so-called 'Irish backstop' is on in earnest. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/ed-curran-good-friday-agreement-could-hold-key-to-unlocking-brexit-compromise-37688986.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37688984.ece/de112/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-01-08_new_47033232_I3.JPG Email The last-ditch quest to find a solution to the so-called 'Irish backstop' is on in earnest. Time is running out which is why the German foreign minister is meeting the Taoiseach in Dublin today and why Angela Merkel, at her express request, phoned Leo Varadkar last week and engaged in what he described as a 'brainstorming' conversation lasting fully 40 minutes. It's a fair assumption that German chancellors and foreign ministers do not give of their time in this way unless they have something seriously in … [Read more...] about Ed Curran: Good Friday Agreement could hold key to unlocking Brexit compromise