Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter- for a non-Christian

I don't celebrate Easter because I am not a Christian. So while many of my friends and family have a big holiday today, it doesn't mean as much for me. I'm an Epicurean. It's not really a religious, but as with Taoism, people use the philosophy in place of one. One thing I do like to do is use such holidays as a time to remember lost battles of the past -SJ Otto

The Easter Rising 1916 Remembered 

Easter Rising (Irish: Éirí Amach na Cásca) was an insurrection staged in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916. The Rising was mounted by Irish republicans with the aims of ending British rule in Ireland and establishing the Irish Republic. It was the most significant uprising in Ireland since the rebellion of 1798

Organised by the Military Council of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, the Rising lasted from Easter Monday 24 April to 30 April 1916. Members of the Irish Volunteers, led by schoolteacher and barrister Patrick Pearse, joined by the smaller Irish Citizen Army of James Connolly, along with 200 members of Cumann na mBan, seized key locations in Dublin and proclaimed the Irish Republic independent of Britain.
There were some actions in other parts of Ireland but, except for the attack on the Royal Irish Constabulary barracks at Ashbourne, County Meath, they were minor.
The Rising was suppressed after seven days of fighting, and its leaders were court-martialled and executed, but it succeeded in bringing physical force republicanism back to the forefront of Irish politics.

James Connolly Tribute - His last speech and the song 'Irish Citizen Army'

The Easter Rising 1916 (real footage of aftermath)

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