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Easter Sunday is one of the most festive events among Christians worldwide. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death, as written in the Christian bible.

Easter Sunday is always between March 22nd and April 25th, 2019 will see the latest Easter Sunday for 19 years as it falls on April 21st. Have you ever wondered why the dates for Easter change each year?

Easter Sunday falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the March equinox. The March (or Spring) equinox is the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator from south to north and falls on March 19, 20 or 21 each year. The first full moon after the equinox is called the Paschal full moon and the Sunday following that is Easter Sunday.

Programmes to watch out for this week:-

BBC2 sees the return of The Beechgrove Garden on Sunday at 13.30, also on Sunday on itv at 23.00 Michael Buble fans can hear him sing some of his best hits backed by a 36-piece orchestra.

If you like chocolate then you are in for a treat with Extreme Chocolate Makers, Monday to Friday on Channel 4 at 18.30.

There are several more new programme features in this week’s magazine, The Sara Cox Show (page 9), Miriam’s Dead Good Adventure (page 17), Run For Your Life (page 37), The Looming Tower (page 57) and Sex Tape (page 67).

The Snooker World Championships from The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield start this Saturday, you can read all about it on page 75 of the magazine.

EDITOR’S PICK OF THE WEEK

JOHN BISHOP’S IRELAND ON ITV ON FRIDAY AT 9PM

Ireland will always mean a huge amount to the comedian John Bishop. It was whilst gigging the small clubs and bars there that he decided to quit his job in pharmaceuticals and give stand-up comedy a proper go, a decision that changed his life beyond recognition.

In this brand new series, John will embark on a once in a lifetime, 600 mile road trip around the Emerald Isle, taking a deep dive into Irish culture.

It’s a rollicking and hilarious voyage that will not only follow John discovering iconic sights and quirky customs, but will also see him perform his comedy along the way, from a small and cramped gig in a Limerick pub, through to the biggest stage in all of Ireland.

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