Pope baptizes Italy ‘migrant hero’ at Easter Eve service

Ukrainian City (Reuters) – Pope Francis led an Easter vigil service on Saturday, baptizing eight adults, including a formerly undocumented Nigerian immigrant beggar, who became a hero when he disarmed an Italian thief. The baptism took place during a long holy Saturday, or Easter eve, a mass of about 10,000 people at St. Peter’s Basilica….

Easter 2019: When and why it’s celebrated, with eggs

When is Easter? Easter is usually celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon, after the equinox in the spring. According to the Bible, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ occurred around the Jewish Passover holiday, celebrated on the first full moon following the spring equinox. This led to Christians celebrating Easter on…

UK weather: temperatures to reach 30C over bank holiday weekend

The UK is expected to bake again this weekend on banking holidays with temperatures dropping to 30C (86F). The headquarters office said parts of south-east England may experience temperatures higher than the normal 15 degrees for this time of year, with the mercury peaking almost on banking day on Monday. “The average temperature for this…

10 No-Candy Easter Baskets for Kids

Easter alphabet basket If your preschooler is studying the alphabet or is starting to read, create an Easter basket inspired by Sunshine Confetti. Encourage your child’s progress by including a favorite storybook, alphabet textbook, block letters, cookie cutter and play-do and other age-appropriate writing tools. And add bubbles – just because they’re so much fun!…

Easter 2019: What do chocolate eggs and magic rabbits have to do with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ?

It is a Christian celebration observed every year in late March or early April to remember the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But what is the story of the execution of the “Son of God” by Roman soldiers two thousand years ago, related to chocolate eggs and magic rabbits? According to the New Testament…

How Holidays And Memorial Day Affects Your Payroll

Holidays throughout the year will affect your pay in a variety of ways. The most obvious effect of the holidays is that work is more expensive because of overtime. However, an important concern that most people forget is that holidays can affect whether employees receive wages on time. Some holidays are always on the same…

May bank holiday sun heats up sales of paddling pools and garden gnomes

Hopping, which measures customer visits across the UK’s high streets, shopping centers and retail parks, expects a 3% to 4% increase in this bank holiday compared to last year. Advertising DIY B&Q retailer said each of its flagship stores could sell over 100 barbecues, 3,000 compost bags, 6,000 bedding plants, 150 mowers and 125 fence…

Why do Easter eggs in January annoy us so much?

Shoppers are reportedly “reluctant” that the chocolate eggs appeared in stores immediately after Boxing Day – but some supermarkets are determined to stock up early. Easter eggs on the shelves at Coop, Ellington, North London. Easter eggs on the shelves at a line-up in Islington, North London. Photo: Alicia Canter / The Guardian People go…