Painted Easter eggs

21st April 2019 | By Matt Hartless

Chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and on a different date each year: Where does Easter come from?

On Good Friday, I wrote about the Christian festival of Easter, but celebrating this time of year in this way comes from a long time...

The cross is a symbol of Christianity

19th April 2019 | By Matt Hartless

The start of Easter, a bank holiday and an important day in the Christian faith: What is Good Friday?

Today is Good Friday, and the start of the four-day Easter weekend. But where does it come from, what’s so good about it and how...


20th March 2019 | By Matt Hartless

Today is the first day of spring 2019: but just what is the vernal equinox?

So what is an equinox? The word comes from Latin, meaning roughly ‘equal night’. The vernal equinox usually occurs around 21 March in the northern hemisphere...