SPEECH: Easter (one statement for all) 16th April 2017

HANSARD CHAMBER GREEN

Easter (one statement for all) 16th April 2017

Mr BURKE (Watson—Manager of Opposition Business) 29-3-2017

Between now and when parliament returns, we will also have the Easter celebrations. For the Eastern and Western Christian churches, the dates are different, the Eastern churches relying on the actual observation of the vernal equinox, and the Western churches using 21 March as a fixed date. But, even though the dates change, the celebration is the same. So, whichever date people are observing for the feasts of Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday and ultimately Easter Sunday, on behalf of the Labor Party I wish you, in advance, a very Happy Easter.

Tony Burke