Thursday, 20 March 2008
Easter in the UK
Parliament will rise today - but Members will only take a long weekend for Easter. The proper "Easter" recess will begin when the houses rise on 3rd April. That recess ends on April 21st.
The reason is that in 2008 Easter is almost at its earliest date. Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after March 21st (according to the Western Calendar). Confusion reigns around the country as local education authorities and universities have chosen different dates for their Easter vacation.