Why would it be so terrible if we split the post-equinox long weekend between the two weekends in the school holidays? Workers could choose which they took, and services could stay open and functioning. Those who actually like being unable to access any business could still stay home and pretend they’re all shut; and everyone else, who’d like to have the option remain available, could make use of it. Those with specific religious convictions associated with one of the weekends in question could take that one off – those with others, or none, could take another. Seriously, why would this be anything other than an improvement over the status quo?
I understand some people will be celebrating the season of the germanic goddess Eostre this weekend; apparently she was a big opponent of retail convenience.
Happy annual chocolate egg/rabbit exchanging season to you all, anyway. We’re off for a few days at exactly the same time as everybody else so all the holiday destinations are stuffed full rather than have the peak spread sensibly over a fortnight.
See you when we get back. (Unless I find some random wireless internets in the meantime.)