Monday Musings…10th April 2023…Easter Monday…

Welcome to Monday Musings on the Easter Monday…I hope you enjoyed your chocolate eggs and hot-cross buns and any other Easter fare that you partake in every Easter we all have our Easter traditions wherever we are in the world… While primarily a Christian holiday, like Christmas, it has also become a cultural celebration centred around brightly decorated eggs, chocolate, scavenger hunts, and rabbits.

Easter Monday is a public holiday in 116 nations throughout the world, including Australia, Austria, Germany, Egypt, Ireland, United Kingdom, Spain, Ghana, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Kenya, Poland, Russia, and South Africa. However, not all observations are directly centred around the Christian tradition.

Today in 1858 “Big Ben”, a 13.76-tonne bell, was recast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, Middlesex, and hung in the newly erected St. Stephen’s Tower.
Since 1889 Whitechapel has been part of London and since 1965 part of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

It was also on this day in 1912: Titanic sets sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York with 2,240 passengers and crew on board. The Titanic has been described as the world’s most luxurious floating hotel and was only 5 days out when she hit an Iceberg and sank in the Atlantic with the loss of many lives…this tragedy is still remembered and talked about today there have been documentaries and films made…

However, the Titanic has never been raised…

Thank you for joining me today on this Easter Monday I hope you have had an enjoyable holiday weekend and have a great week ahead…x

23 thoughts on “Monday Musings…10th April 2023…Easter Monday…

  1. robertawrites235681907

    Hi Carol, my friend was in Belgium over Easter and apparently they don’t have public holidays on either Good Friday or Easter Monday. I was surprised. I researched a lot about the Titanic last year when I read The Second Mrs. AStor which I still haven’t reviewed. I am so behind.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I of course looked that up-smile- and apparently Banks close but its not a public holiday on those days but they do celebrate Easster Sunday…I expect that was fascinating to research as it was a great tragedy I look forward to reading your review Robbie…The good news is we are going to visit Donna on the 10th May I am so excited xx

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  2. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    Hard to believe that Big Ben was recast in the 19th Century, it has certainly seen some history during its lifetime… and so sad to think of all those people aboard Titanic, excitedly waving goodbye to their families as they embarked on this cruise and for many below decks a new start in America. I loved the film and the music… thanks for the reminder ♥

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  4. beetleypete

    Although it’s a Bank Holiday, the weather has been awful across most of the country. Strong winds and heavy rain that lasted until 3pm here. It was a very normal Monday for us. I even did my usual Big Shop at Tesco, as it was open from 1000-1800.
    Hope you had a happy day, Carol.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      We were hoping for rain and still hoping as we haven’t even had any tropical showers for quite a while so would like some of your rain although if it’s continuous and colder like in the UK it can put a dampener on Easter celebrations for those that do…but thank you, Pete it was a happy day here xx

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