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Dave TheDruid-3X3
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    Awens to All:

    Hot Cross Buns are a Traditional Delicacy of Spring so are made for Imbolc, Spring Equinox as well as Easter.

    Here is a Link to 5 Great Historical Myths & Traditions of Hot Cross Buns:
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-great-myths-about-hot-cross-buns-traditional-pre-easter-pastry-180951130/

    Seems they were originally Created by a English Monk Brother Thomas Rodcliffe in 1361 and is to Ward Off Evil Spirits and also to Cement Friendships. Queen Elizabeth I actually decreed that Hot Cross Buns could only be made for Xmas, Easter and for Burials and if you got caught making Hot Cross Buns at any other time, you had to give your Buns to the Poor.

    So I guess it is time to go out and get some Hot Cross Buns to Celebrate the Spring Festivals.

    3X3