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Hot Agnostic Buns: A Proposal For A Pagan-Christian-Secular Easter Treat

Hot cross buns have been an Easter treat for centuries. But before that, pagans exchanged them as part of a spring ritual celebrating the four seasons or the phases of the moon. Can they morph again?
Decorating Easter buns with a variety of symbols is an inclusive way to share holiday food. Source: Kim Vukovich

It's no secret that Easter, a Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, has deep ties to ancient pagan rituals celebrating the renewal of spring.

And hot cross buns, the classic Easter treat, is a perfect example of how traditional foods can be repurposed to support new ideas and beliefs.

Traditional hot cross buns — or politics, it eventually turned hot cross buns into the Good Friday treat we enjoy today.

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