National Hot Cross Bun Day is celebrated on 11th September. A hot cross bun is a sweet and spiced bun, it is made with raisins and currants. As the name suggests these buns are marked with a cross symbol on the top, These buns are popular in many parts of English-speaking countries. These Hot Cross Bun are usually eaten on Good Friday, but nowadays these buns are available all over the year in some places.
“If you share a hot cross bun with someone else, you’re supposedly going to be friends for the year, especially if you say ‘Half for you and half for me. Between us, two shall goodwill be at the time.”
History of National Hot Cross Bun Day
The origin and history of this day are not known. These hot cross buns symbolize the end of Lent and each part of the hot cross bun has a meaning, the cross on the top of the bun signifies the crucifixion of Jesus and the spices inside the bun represents the spices used to preserve him at his burial. These buns are usually baked and eaten on Good Friday and these buns are trusted to have many healing powers as they are baked on Good Friday. Sailors are believed to take these buns on their journey to protect themselves from the shipwreck. People also hung these hot cross buns in their kitchen as they believed it will save the house against fires. These Hot cross buns have different varieties in different countries. Hence National Hot Cross Bun Day is a perfect day to enjoy the taste of Hot Cross Bun with your family members and friends.
Other Celebrations on September 11
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How to Celebrate the Day
If you love Hot cross buns and don’t want to wait until good Friday to enjoy them. Celebrate the day by baking Hot cross buns and enjoy it with your friends and family. Take pictures while eating these sweet and spicy buns and share them on social media with the hashtag #HotCrossBunDay.
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