Happy Easter to all “Western Christians”! (The Eastern Orthodox Easter this year will fall on May 5 since the fight between the Julian and the Gregorian calendars ended in a draw).
Save your wishes to your Armenian, Bulgarian, Greek, Macedonian, Romanian, Russian, and Serbian friends until then.
I live in Uruguay — a rather secular (nominally > 95% Catholic) country in South America. Nevertheless PC has reached these shores too! The older generation still refers to this week as la Semana Santa but there is a strong trend (encouraged by the MSM) to call it la Semana del Turismo. There is not more tourism during Easter week than any other week of the year and in fact a lot less of it than during the high summer season (December and January) yet, there you have it. Who exactly is being spared the offense of hearing the word “Easter”? I never heard (here or in the US) the jewish High Holidays euphemistically referred to: Purim or Rosh-Hashana are still respectable terms in mixed company. Should that change also? “The week of….” what?
Happy Easter, Uruguayans, no, really, Happy EASTER!