The Customs of Easter

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns are traditionally eaten on Palm Sunday. Many Christians relate the cross on the buns to the cross on which Jesus died, but crosses on buns may predate Christ’s death. Buns with crosses have be found dating back to A. D. 79; and crosses on cakes have been associated, at one time, with the worship of Diana.

While traditionally eaten on Palm Sunday¸ there are a number of superstitions regarding hot cross buns baked on Good Friday. These superstitions may no longer be held but they are fun to read none the less.