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Easter food traditions from around the world

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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.

Easter Eggs

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.

Pastiera Napoletana

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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