March 29, 2013

National Hot Cross Bun Day

"Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat." - Jim Davis

It's Good Friday!

It's National Hot Cross Bun Day!
(Please note: this is a floating food holiday. It occurs on Good Friday each year.)

While there's a National Hot Cross Bun Day in September, Good Friday is also considered National Hot Cross Bun Day, too.

While hot cross buns are traditionally a sweet and spicy bun, some contain neon colored fruit pieces (much like fruitcake). And during this time of year, they're topped with frosting or icing (or have additional white dough baked into them) in the shape of a cross to represent the crucifixion of Jesus. Hot cross buns have some interesting superstitions attached to them. For example buns baked/served on Good Friday won't spoil or mold during the next year and, if you share a bun with another person and chant "Half for you and half for me, between us two shall goodwill be" you'll have enduring friendship... at least until the next Good Friday (or National Hot Cross Bun Day)!

Finally, because it's Good Friday remember...
"I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me." (NIV) - Philippians 3:10-12

Happy National Hot Cross Bun Day!