Easter Sunday falls on the
excuse to smoke marijuana day made-up commemoration of 4/20 this year, which has caused some people on the internet to grapple with the moral implications.
And that raises the question: to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus or get high?
Unsurprisingly, the cohort of people on the Internet who are seriously concerned about the latter are horrifying the people concerned about the former.
In all seriousness, however, my colleague Terrence McCoy can help you out with speaking intelligently about the real origins of the unofficial holiday of pot smokers.
And Jeremy Singer-Vine did the research for us and finds that the next time Easter will fall on 4/20 is in the year 2025.
After this Sunday, the next 4/20 Easter will happen in 2025. The next after that: 2087. http://t.co/DSPA7JruRD
— Jeremy Singer-Vine (@jsvine) April 18, 2014
So maybe there really is a reason for potheads to commemorate the occasion. Maybe:
Colorado & Washington legalize in 2014 and God declares Easter 4/20. — Alex Grey (@alexgreycosm) April 14, 2014
I’m so pissed that “4/20″ is on Easter — kensss (@ktobess_) April 18, 2014
I just realized Easter falls on 4.20 so let’s just play it safe and shut the Internet off now. — sir broosk (@celebrityhottub) April 18, 2014
“It’s 4/20 on Easter we’re gonna put weed in the Easter eggs and find them”
— Andrew Chumbley (@andrewchumbley) April 17, 2014