Try these about Easter

1. Easter Day always occurs between March ?? and April ??
2. Simnel is a fruit cake with marzipan – what’s marzipan?
3. In which country did the Easter bunny originate?
4. The Easter Act [1928] in the UK – for what?
5. Another name for the Calvary location?
6. Who provided the documentary source for the Easter name?
7. The Aramaic פסחא word is what in English letters?

And that’s about it for Easter now. Normal service is resumed at 18:00 with sounds I classify as music – you might beg to differ. More Easter fun, but not under that name, this weekend coming.

5 comments for “Try these about Easter

  1. dearieme
    April 22, 2019 at 15:33

    1 My diary says 22/25.

    2 It’s the sweet yellow stuff on a wedding cake, between the icing and the cake proper. I’m surprised you didn’t know that.

    3 Bavaria (which is undoubtedly a country).

    4 Fixing the date of Easter.

    5 Is it Golgotha?

    6 The Ven Bede?

    7 Is it Joshua = Jesus?

    • April 22, 2019 at 17:57

      Oh well done, sir! Hints are almond and Passion.

  2. April 23, 2019 at 08:05

    These are the ones I went in with:

    1. Easter Day always occurs between March 22 and April 25.

    2. Simnel, a fruit cake with marzipan (sugared almond paste) on top and 11 marzipan balls representing the 11 apostles (not Judas, who betrayed Christ), served at tea time.

    3. Germany.

    4. Establish a fixed date for Easter.

    5. Golgotha.

    6. Bede.

    7. Paska or Pascha.

    • Penseivat
      April 23, 2019 at 09:53

      With regard to the comment on Judas betraying Jesus, there’s a theory that, far from being the betrayer of Jesus, Judas was the most devout follower in helping him fulfilling his prophecy of dying to save humanity, and his actions were with the knowledge and agreement of Jesus.
      Doesn’t the Bible quote Jesus as telling (reminding?) Judas that he has some place to go?
      One of the most important and valuable tenets of Judaism is the furtherance of lineage. As Judas knew that no woman would willingly marry the man who ‘betrayed Jesus’, perhaps he was making the ultimate Jewish sacrifice in knowing he would be the last of his line and his name villified?
      History (or propaganda) is written by the victors and is often subjective. As the Bible was written quite some time after the alleged events, that subjectivity may have resulted in centuries of a grievious error.

  3. Lord T
    April 23, 2019 at 16:27

    1 – March 1st and APril 30th.
    2 – Simple Maths. Simnel, is a fruit cake with marzipan so Marzipan is Simnel without Fruit cake.
    No idea on the rest.

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