So, someone born on 20th March 1701 and dying on 30th March 1702 is only 10 days old.
If these dates are expressed as "double dates" it would be shown as born on 20th March 1701/2 and dying on 30th March 1702. The name Easter comes from Eastre, an ancient Anglo-Saxon goddess, originally of the dawn.
The Gregorian Reformation is assumed to have occurred in 1752 on the 3rd of September.
Someone born between 1st January and 25th March in years 1752 and before would indicate the date as 22nd February 1731/2 to indicate that in the Julian calendar they were born in 1731 but in the Gregorian calendar it was 1732.In pagan times an annual spring festival was held in her honour.Some Easter customs have come from this and other pre-Christian spring festivals."It is as though architects had to measure length in feet, width in meters and height in ells; as though basic instruction manuals demanded a knowledge of five different languages.It is no wonder then that we often look into our own immediate past or future, last Tuesday or a week from Sunday, with feelings of helpless confusion." The Julian Calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 BC, but in those days the year number was the number of years since the founding of Rome (753 BC in the modern calendar).Although the Julian calendar at 365 days per year is fairly accurate, it is in fact 11 minutes and 10 seconds too long.