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Easter Act 1928

1928 CHAPTER 35 18 and 19 Geo 5

An Act to regulate the date of Easter Day and days or other periods and occasions depending thereon.

[3rd August 1928]

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1 Date of Easter-day.E+W+S+N.I.

Easter-day shall, in the calendar year next but one after the commencement of this Act and in all subsequent years, be the first Sunday after the second Saturday in April, and section three of the M1Calendar (New Style) Act 1750, the new calendar, tables and rules annexed to that Act, and section two of the M2Calendar Act 1751, are hereby amended and shall be read and construed accordingly, . . . F1

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F1Words amend Calendar (new style) Act 1750 (c. 23), Rules to know when the Moveable Feasts and Holy Days begin

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2 Short title , commencement and extentE+W+S+N.I.

(1)This Act may be cited as the Easter Act 1928.

(2)This Act shall commence and come into operation on such date as may be fixed by Order of His Majesty in Council, provided that, before any such Order in Council is made, a draft thereof shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament, and the Order shall not be made unless both Houses by resolution approve the draft either without modification or with modifications to which both Houses agree, but upon such approval being given the order may be made in the form in which it has been so approved: Provided further that, before making such draft order, regard shall be had to any opinion officially expressed by any Church or other Christian body.

(3)This Act shall extend to the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands, and His Majesty in Council may by Order extend this Act to any other part of His Majesty’s dominions, except such parts as are mentioned in Part I of the Schedule to this Act, and to any territory under His Majesty’s protection in which His Majesty has jurisdiction, and to any territory in respect of which a mandate on behalf of the League of Nations has been accepted by His Majesty other than the territories mentioned in Part II of the said Schedule.

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C1Power of appointment conferred by s. 2(2) not exercised

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Section 2.

SCHEDULEE+W+S+N.I.

Part I E+W+S+N.I.

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C2Reference to British India to be construed as reference to India: Indian Independence Act 1947 (c. 30), s. 18(1)

British India

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C3Reference to Irish Free State to be construed as reference to Republic of Ireland: Eire (Confirmation of Agreements) Act 1938 (c. 25), s. 1 and Ireland Act 1949 (c. 41), ss. 3(2) (a), 4(2)

The Dominion of Canada.

The Commonwealth of Australia (including Papua and Norfolk Island).

The Dominion of New Zealand.

. . . F2

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The Irish Free State.

. . . F3

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. . . F4

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F4Words repealed (18.4.1980) by Zimbabwe Act 1979 (c. 60), ss. 1(1), 6(3), Sch. 3

Malta.

Part IIE+W+S+N.I.

New Guinea.

Western Samoa.

. . . F5

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Nauru.