Hot cross buns have come a long way since its humble beginning. Many cultures such as the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used to make sweet and spiced breads during the onset of spring to celebrate the end of winter and the start of a new season. However, it is said that the … [Read more...] about Why Do we Eat Hot Cross Buns at Easter?
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This will be the second year that social distancing due to COVID-19 will prevent many from gathering in large groups to celebrate. You can still celebrate at home with family, so that means you don't have to pass on the traditions of the day.March 17th is Saint … [Read more...] about Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Home (Again) This Year
Christians celebrate Shrove Tuesday just before Lent which takes place on a different day each year leading up to Easter. This year Shrove Tuesday falls on February 16.Shrove is the past tense of shrive, which means to confess. In the Middle Ages, this day … [Read more...] about Why do we have Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?
Christmas in North America is a month-long buildup of festivities, reflecting a melting pot of religious, cultural and secular traditions. New Year’s is more of an afterthought—one last party before getting back to business. In Scotland, however, Christmas is a low-key … [Read more...] about The Scot’s Celebrate Hogmanay on December 31st
The rendering of a snowy Highclere Castle is the perfect image for a Christmas card, a tradition that dates back to 1843. Sir Henry Cole, a Victorian A-lister, was in the unenviable position of having to answer the stacks of Christmas letters he had received. In desperation to … [Read more...] about A Very Happy Christmas to You