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Easter Friday & Passover 2019 Are AGAIN On The SAME DAY — This Time April 19.

by Anura Guruge


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This happens more often than most people realize or appreciate, i.e., Good Friday and Passover falling on the SAME DAY.

It happened last year, i.e., 2018, and it was also the case in 2015 & 2011.

Having it happen in consecutive years is rare. So, rejoice and take note.

It will happen again in 3-years, i.e., 2022.

But note, we are talking about Friday — Good Friday — rather than Easter, which is on the Sunday.

Given that the two holidays are related it should not come as a great surprise that they do fall, close together.

For those that haven’t thought about it the Crucifixion happened just after Passover. Jesus had come to Jerusalem for Passover. The last supper is believed to have a Passover connection.

Hence the connection. In early Christianity Easter was celebrated at the same time as the Passover. So that they fall together, per a now very convoluted and artificial formula used by the Western Church, is to be expected.

Easter Sunday, per the ‘latest’ formula, can fall between March 22 (the day after the nominal ‘March 21’ Spring Equinox) and April 25.

Last year Easter was quite early. This year it is quite late.

However, Easter Sunday can NEVER COINCIDE with the Passover! The formula used to calculate Easter has this built-in.

So, it is always GOOD FRIDAY that can coincide with Passover — and never Easter per se.

Just thought you might find this interesting.


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by Anura Guruge

Easter Friday & Passover 2018 Are On The SAME DAY — March 30.

by Anura Guruge


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This happens more often that you probably realized, i.e., Good Friday and Passover falling on the SAME DAY.

It happened in 2015 & 2011 and it will happen again next year. Having it happen in consecutive years is rare, and I will tackle that next year. {Smile}

Given that the two holidays are related it should not come as a great surprise that they do fall, close together.

For those that haven’t thought about it the Crucifixion happened just after Passover. Jesus had come to Jerusalem for Passover. The last supper is believed to have a Passover connection.

Hence the connection. In early Christianity Easter was celebrated at the same time as the Passover. So that they fall together, per a now very convoluted and artificial formula used by the Western Church, is to be expected.

Easter Sunday, per the ‘latest’ formula, can fall between March 22 (the day after the nominal ‘March 21’ Spring Equinox) and April 25.

However, Easter Sunday can NEVER COINCIDE with the Passover! The formula used to calculate Easter has this built-in.

So, it is always GOOD FRIDAY that can coincide with Passover — and never Easter per se.

Just thought you might find this interesting.


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by Anura Guruge

Good Friday — Marking The Most SIGNIFICANT DAY In The Whole Of Human History!

by Anura Guruge



Think about it. I did.

What happened on a ‘Friday‘, nearly 2,000 years ago, forever & indelibly changed the course of human history.

No other event has been so consequential.

Yes, I gave this a lot of thought.

I am working on a book on ‘Thinking‘. I am trying to come up with 365 meaningful things to think about and one of them was: “what was the most significant event, ever, that changed the course of human history”.

One way or another, whether you like it or not, it has to Jesus!

You could argue that in that case the day should be the day he was born.

Alas, we don’t know when that was! Christmas is a totally fabricated holiday.

Hence Good Friday.

IF you don’t agree and have other contenders PLEASE let me know. It will help me in my thinking.


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Who Will Stay Long Tomorrow, With Markets Closed On Friday, N. Korea, Syria & Russia All In Play.

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U.K. Daily Mail, April 12, 2017.


I have been amazed that the market has been resilient in light of all of this geopolitical unrest.

Never seen it so steadfast and ready to ignore Tomahawks being lobbed around, willy nilly.

But this weekend could be rather interesting to say the least and the Markets are close on Friday for Easter.

So, any risk aversion trades will have to be done Thursday, April 13, 2017.

I will continue to stay LONG.

Having stayed LONG, without a single exception, for the last 10 years there is no point trying to be cut now.

I have quite literally accumulated enough ‘Market Karma’ to keep me going through a few corrections. {SMILE}

Basically thinking out aloud.

As an option trader all volatility is what we live for.

All the best. Bon Chance. It could be quite the ride.


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2017 Sinhala New Year (Avurudu) & Good Friday On The Same Day, April 14 — First Time Since 2006.

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Friday, April 14, 2017.

Sinhala New Year (Avurudu) & Good Friday.

Happened last in 2006.

And before that in 1995, 1933, 1922, 1911 …

Sinhala New Year, more or less always straddles April 14 — though it can sometimes start on April 13 depending on auspicious times.

Good Friday only falls on April 14 IF Easter Sunday falls on April 16 — as it does this year.

About 8% of us Sinhalese are Christians.

The New Year is a secular, cultural holiday independent of religion.

So the Sinhalese Christians will celebrate it alongside their Buddhist brethren. 

Since 1777 this has happened 11 times NOT counting 2017.

Next time this will happen will be 11-years from now.


Happy Sinhala New Year 2017.

The 3rd New Year of the Year for I.
But you can never have too many.

Enjoy. Rejoice.


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The Sublime ‘Raphael’, One Of THE Greatest, Died This Day BUT Might Have Also Been BORN This Day, April 6!

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We are NOT sure whether he was born April 6 or March 28.

But we do know that he DIED on April 6, 1520 — way, way too early. April 6 that year was Good Friday. It is said that he died, prematurely, from having had too much sex! What a way to go — though I kind of doubt whether that was what really killed him.

One of my TOP 5 favorite artists and how could be NOT be.

I am very partial to the ‘School of Athens’ and it might even feature on the cover of a future book.

But, let’s take few minutes off today to just savor the work, life and spirit of Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino.

What a MAN. What a talent.


“The School of Athens” at the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. The person on the steps, leaning on a block of marble is his fellow artist (and competitor) Michelangelo Buonarroti.


‘The Parnassus’ — another painting at the Apostolic Palace, Vatican.


SOME of his work that has struck a chord with I.


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