Easter food traditions from around the world
Easter Sunday is a religious Christian holiday and an important day in the
Catholic community as it marks the end of Lent, a 40-day period of prayer,
penance, and fasting that is observed by many. Easter always falls on the first
Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox, so the date
changes from year to year. Traditions like baking hot cross buns and filling
empty eggs are symbolic of Christ's death on the cross and resurrection from the
tomb. So to mark this day. Letís look at a list of traditional Easter food from
around the globe.
Eggs are one of the popular food items at Easter and have significant symbolism.
Eggs symbolise new beginnings and the Easter theme, which celebrates the arrival
of spring and new life. Furthermore, Christians use eggs to symbolise Jesus
Christ's resurrection, with the hard shell of the egg representing the tomb and
the chick inside representing Jesus himself.
Hot Cross Buns
The buns are flavoured with spices and raisins and often marked with a cross,
symbolizing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Bread is the most important item on
the Easter table and can be found in almost every cuisine. Itís a traditional
Easter food in Ireland, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the Caribbean.
Recipe of Hot Cross Buns - Watch video
Torrijas, which are popular throughout Spain, are a typical example of Easter
indulgence. Torrijas are slices of slightly stale bread that have been soaked in
milk, sugar, and spices overnight, then dipped in egg and fried in olive oil
until crispy and golden brown.
A popular Italian dessert is the Neapolitan grain pie, also called Pastiera
Napoletana. This ricotta cake is flavoured with orange-flower water and sweet
pastry cream, though recipes can vary on the amount used.
Mammi is a traditional Easter dessert in Finland. Rye flour, malted rye, water,
and spices like cinnamon and cloves are used to make it. It's usually
accompanied by cream or milk.
The pyramidal shape of this Russian dessert alludes to Christ's tomb. Pashka is
traditionally eaten on Easter Sunday with Kulich, another traditional food, and
is made with cheese, butter, sugar, egg yolks, and dried fruits.
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