Easter, Passover, Armenia

This year, a lot of holidays coincide. Not only do Passover and Easter overlap, but Easter falls on the same date according to both the Western and the Orthodox calendars, a rare event indeed!

It is also the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, a historical event still ignored by so many. And so, when you sit down today for a festive meal, remember this state-sponsored mass-murder that took place less than a century ago.

If you’d like to know more, I recommend this BBC documentary:

And so, in the craziness of finishing the semester, I am wishing all wonderful holidays, whether they involve crackers or Easter eggs.

These two educational videos may remind us of what this is all about.

First, the Exodus and Passover:

This being a religious video, it is of course derivative, and, as far as I can see, based on this one here:

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