When should we commemorate the Easter Rising? There are many commemorations and events across the country and abroad to mark the outbreak of the Rising on Easter Monday 1916 but I believe we should be using the dates April 24th - 30th to remember the events if that momentous week. It is just a lethargic attitude to use Easter weekend instead of the actual dates. It is almost farcical and insulting that in 2013 we commemorate the sacrifice of the rebels at Easter when Easter falls in March 2013 not April. April 24th should be declared a public holiday as our Independence Day removing this movable Easter date. We should not be dependent on a religious festival to mark the Easter Rising 1916.