Enjoyed by people around the world, these baked buns are well-deserving of a national day to celebrate its flavour on National Hot Cross Bun Day on September 11th. We couldn’t discover the inventor of these buns baked with currants or raisins in the dough, but we thank them for their genius. Let’s not forget that hot cross buns are marked with a cross with a topping of icing. Show us a better bun!
These buns are traditionally eaten during Lent in historically Christian countries. The cross is meant to symbolize Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Alongside the Christian symbolism of the dish, there are also a number of English folklore. In some stories, it is believed that buns baked and served on Good Friday will not spoil or go mouldy during the subsequent year. Another myth is that sharing a hot cross bun with another person ensures friendship throughout the coming year, especially when paired with a rhyme: “Half for you and half for me, Between us two, shall goodwill be.”
When Is National Hot Cross Bun Day?
On September 11th we celebrate the deliciousness that is the hot cross bun on National Hot Cross Bun Day!
History Of National Hot Cross Bun Day
We were unable to find the creator of this national day in our research, but we will be sure to keep you posted.