Easter Sunday and Trans Day of Visibility Create Controversies

Fox News

Maeve Bidonde, Staff Writer

Easter and Trans Day of Visibility happened to have fallen on the same day this year. After President Joe Biden declared March 31 the official Trans Day of Visibility it sent Republicans and Conservatives into a misinformed frenzy. Which seems odd considering Trans Day of Visibility is on the same day every year while Easter Sunday changes each year. 

This year Ash Wednesday fell on Valentine’s Day and forty days later was Easter Sunday. In the Catholic Church, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent which is a forty day period before Easter. Which plays into the long lasting traditions and balance of holidays. This can become conflicting if there are more than one holiday a week or a few days. After President Biden made his declaration, Donald Trump slammed the president for allowing two holidays to coincide for one year. Trans Day of Visibility started in 2009 and by Easter changing every year, this same situation will happen again over time. 

According to CNN, Trump’s campaign released a statement regarding the coinciding holidays, slamming Biden for things he can’t change. “It is appalling and insulting that Joe Biden’s White House formally proclaimed Easter Sunday as ‘Trans Day of Visibility,’’ former President Donald Trump’s campaign said in a statement. “Some Republicans, including Johnson and Trump, also claimed that Biden banned religious-themed designs at the White House’s Easter events. The American Egg Board, which partners with the White House on Easter events, said the procedures in place this year haven’t changed.” The spokesperson for the misleading labeled the egg complaints from Republicans as a misleading swirl. 

The bottom line of the controversy over both holidays falling on the same days is that there shouldn’t be any controversies. Sometimes these things happen and will continue to happen. But, just in case, there should be careful consideration from both parties to research the day of their choosing before making it official.

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