The celebration of ‘Soul Cakes’ is a perfect and respectful way to celebrate the 9/11 tragedy.
Here are today’s five thing to know about Hot Cross Buns:
- A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins and marked with a cross on the top.
- Ancient Greeks marked cakes with a cross, to symbolize remembrance of those who have past, ‘Soul Cakes’
- They are believed by some to pre-date Christianity, although the first recorded use of the term “hot cross bun” was not until 1733.
- It is believed that buns marked with a cross were eaten by Saxons in honour of the goddess Eostre (the cross is thought to have symbolised the four quarters of the moon); “Eostre” is probably the origin of the name “Easter”.
- In many historically Christian countries, buns are traditionally eaten hot or toasted on Good Friday, with the cross standing as a…
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