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Readers Respond: Are Religious Connotations More Important Than Historical Dates?

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The Easter Rising of 1916 took place on ... Easter 1916, as the name implies. Yet Easter is a moveable feast. So by linking the commemorations to the Easter feast (and the wrong day of Easter to boot), the celebrations become almost religious. Shouldn't a secular event be remembered on the actual date it happened?

Easter Rising

It was the Easter Rising and so should be celebrated at Easter.
—Guest Seán Leahy

All six days

The celebration should begin on April 24, 2016 and run every day through April 30, 2016. Six days that ultimately resulted in the Twenty Six and the Six. Some day, the Thirty Two. Erin go Braugh
—Guest Brent

1916

No, but as it has always been referred to as 'Easter Week' - how can that change? Also, the historical event is more important than the correct date to commemorate it.
—Guest Marie Therese O'Donoghue

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