This week issues in April with fun and faith-filled holidays

UNDATED – This week is packed with fun and exciting holidays.

Today is Doctor’s Day.

The events of the past year have shed light on just how important doctors are to society. They have been working under the highest levels of pressure to protect us and Doctor’s Day is all about saying thank you and showing how grateful and appreciative we are.

Wednesday, is World Backup Day – we’re fortunate enough to have access to the most powerful computers to date, but what would you do if you lost everything on your computer?

Crashes happen more often than you think, data recovery can cost you hundreds of dollars, and recovering everything you’ve stored on your computer is not guaranteed.

We understand, life gets hectic and it’s easy to forget to back up your files remember to do that Wednesday.

Your nearest and dearest will no doubt be trying to trick you on Thursday which is April Fools’ Day.

Remain vigilant, try to get a few pranks of your own in, and then cap off all the fun off by eating a burrito as it’s also National Burrito Day.

Friday is World Autism Awareness Day. Estimates suggest that 1 in 68 children in the U.S. have autism, the day is for spreading awareness and becoming more knowledgeable on the subject.

Friday is also National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. This combo is just about the best thing since sliced bread, even though technically it’s been around a few years longer. Peanut butter debuted at the 1883 Chicago World’s Fair. It was mainly sold in fancy tea rooms until the early 1900s when the peanut industry commercialized and peanut butter became more affordable for everyone.

Most importantly it is also Good Friday.

Good Friday commemorates the death of Jesus on Calvary, the site just outside the walls of Jerusalem, where Jesus was crucified. Most Christian denominations recognize Good Friday as a holy day.

Jesus hung on the cross between two thieves for six hours before dying. He would be resurrected on Easter Sunday.

Rainbows are caused by the reflection, refraction, and dispersion of light in water, resulting in a visual spectrum of light appearing in the sky, taking the form of a multicolored arc. They always appear on the side of the sky directly opposite to the sun.  Saturday is National Find a Rainbow Day.

Don’t go chasing rainbows, because they’re not necessarily located at a specific distance from where you observe them. They’re an optical illusion viewed from a certain angle to a relative light source, meaning the closer you try to get, the further away it goes. Even if you see someone who appears to be standing right beneath the rainbow, they’ll see a different rainbow further off into the distance. In the words of Kermit the Frog, “Rainbows are visions, they’re only illusions, and rainbows have nothing to hide.”

Sunday is Easter the single most important holy day throughout Christianity.

Easter is a 2,000-year-old Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ and marks the arrival of Spring. For many, Easter is all about chocolate bunnies, dyed eggs, and bouquets of daffodils and lilies, but the holiday is one of the most important observances of the year for Christians around the world. 

Religiously, Easter is celebrated by Christians in a number of ways, including the baptismal rite and traditional liturgy observed by Catholics on the night of Holy Saturday, or the sunrise practices on Easter Sunday favored by Protestants. 

Over time, many pagan celebrations have been merged with Easter to welcome the season of spring. These relatively modern traditions include the Easter bunny – a figure associated with spring, who brings colorful eggs symbolizing new life. The origins of the concept of the Easter bunny have been disputed, but many agree that it started in Germany. Either way, the kids always look forward to his arrival, and decorating eggs, consuming candy, and community Easter egg hunts have become a huge part of the evolved Easter holiday.