April fools

Extremely bored this morning I started thinking about April Fool’s Day jokes for next year. I’ve never been very good at them, see, and I thought if I gave myself several months to think about it, I might be able to come up with something, anything, for once. I usually come up with something great by about April 2nd. And then forget by April 3rd.

So I looked on next year’s calendar to see if we’ll have guests that day. And blow me down, if it isn’t Easter Monday. That’s Bank Holiday Monday to the rest of us, but Easter’s kind of a big thing around here, although to be brutally honest I’m very sceptical about the whole thing.

But the placing of April Fool’s day made me think. AFD is a pretty old tradition, right? Lets say BCE old? And Easter moves around each year, right? So let’s say there’s a chance that what we now call “Easter Sunday”, when someone was supposed to rise from the dead (which, lets face it, is quite unlikely and seems to smack of April Fool to me) fell on April the first.

Do you follow me?

I’m thinking that maybe, just maybe, there’s something that theologians might not have taken into account all this time.