Ah, tis the Ides of March! And… Saint Patrick’s Day?
The Vatican thought it was necessary to move the holiday to the 15th of March this year because St. Patrick’s Day (normally falling on March 17th) occurs during a Catholic Holy week. Huh. You know, I’ve been thinking; Christmas falling on a Thursday this year just isn’t going to work into my schedule. I mean, it’s so close to Solstice and… December 26th. Let’s just switch Christmas to July 18th, m’kay?
Although I jest, calendar history intrigues me. I just spent 20 minutes surfing Wikipedia entries on various holidays, equinoxes, etc.
Ostara. Eostre. Easter.