National Hot Cross Bun Day

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Today, September 11th, is National Hot Cross Bun Day.

Hot cross buns are a sweet bun which contain either currants or raisins, and are spiced. The name of the bun comes from the cross on top of them.

The bun is associated with the Easter period in Christian tradition, with the cross on the top, which may be iced or made from dough, symbolising the crucifixion cross, and are as such eaten during the Easter period in various countries, when they are most readily available.

This is a bit of a bizarre time of year to have a national day for a bun linked with Easter. Especially as they may not be as easy to get hold of.

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