The Wednesday Between

Today is Easter Sunday, but next Sunday is Greek Easter. Why bring up cultural differences on a day of celebration? I bring it up because I’m half Greek, and because I overthink things… a lot- hence the name of my blog. 

Today, I’m wondering why Western Easter is different than Greek Orthodox Easter? For the answer to this perplexing query, I turn to the great and powerful Siri, because this makes me feel like I’m having an adult conversation. This is what my British male version of Siri said: “I’m on it. Here’s what I found on the web for ‘Why is Greek Easter different than Western Easter’, Lydia Oh Lydia the worlds greatest mum.” I love Siri… sigh.

The website that came up was 

“The day is governed by these three main conditions:

  • It must be based on the Julian calendar, not the Gregorian calendar;
  • It must be after the Jewish holiday of Passover;
  • It must be on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox, which for this purpose is fixed as March 21st, but which may occur on the 20th or 22nd.”


I believe last year both Easters fell on the same day. More often than not they are one week apart. Since I am half Greek, and because I don’t want to have to make a “Sophie’s (Easter) Choice”, I have decided to celebrate future Easters on the Wednesday between the two Easters. This is a win win for both Easters. More benefits: I get Easter candy on sale, no waiting for a table at the restaurant, no one will judge my choice of apparel. 

Sadly these thoughts came too late to change this years plan. Today, my family (mom siblings and spawn) are dining at a Greek restaurant. Ironic.


The Daily Post, April 5, 2015, Daily Prompt: High Noon~At noon today, take a pause in what you’re doing or thinking about. Make a note of it, and write a post about it later. <a href=””>High Noon</a><a href=””>High Noon</a>

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