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National Hot Cross Bun Day

Celebrate National Hot Cross Bun Day with a warm, freshly-baked treat! Enjoy classic recipes or try something new - the possibilities are endless!
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September 11
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Get ready to celebrate National Hot Cross Bun Day on September 11! This day is a great opportunity to indulge in some delicious hot cross buns, which have been around since the 16th century. These sweet treats are traditionally served during Easter time due to their symbolic meanings of faith, hope and charity. However, they can be enjoyed any time of year and make for a delightful snack or dessert.

History of National Hot Cross Bun Day

National Hot Cross Bun Day Dates

National Hot Cross Bun Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>16th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Hot Cross Bun Origins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hot cross buns began to gain popularity in England, where they were traditionally eaten on Good Friday.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1592</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Baking Restrictions</div><div class='timeline-text'>Under a London law, hot cross buns could only be legally sold on Good Friday, Christmas, or for burials.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1733</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Recorded Mention</div><div class='timeline-text'>The term "hot cross bun" was first recorded in 'Poor Robin's Almanack' in England.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>19th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Australian Traditions</div><div class='timeline-text'>In Australia, hot cross bun popularity exploded, becoming a staple in their Easter holiday festivities.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>20th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Worldwide Consumption</div><div class='timeline-text'>By the 20th century, this tradition spread globally, and hot cross buns became enjoyed by many cultures, regardless of religious beliefs.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Celebrating Hot Cross Buns</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Hot Cross Bun Day was first celebrated, allowing people to enjoy these delightful treats outside of the traditional Easter period.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Hot Cross Bun Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake your own hot cross buns</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making hot cross buns is a great way to celebrate National Hot Cross Bun Day. You'll need some basic ingredients like flour, yeast, sugar, spices, and currants or raisins. With the right recipe, you can make delicious homemade hot cross buns in no time.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for hot cross buns</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head to your local bakery or grocery store and pick up some freshly made hot cross buns. Don't forget to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a hot cross bun party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a special gathering to celebrate National Hot Cross Bun Day. Serve warm hot cross buns with butter, along with some tea or coffee.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make hot cross bun ice cream sandwiches</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Cut two hot cross buns in half and fill with your favorite ice cream flavor for a unique treat. Enjoy them as dessert on National Hot Cross Bun Day!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create hot cross bun art</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and make some art out of hot cross buns! Cut them into shapes, use icing to draw designs, or use them as paintbrushes - the possibilities are endless.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Hot Cross Bun Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Hot cross buns are tasty</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Hot cross buns are a classic Easter treat that never seem to go out of style. They're sweet, spiced and covered in a delicious glaze - what's not to love? Whether you enjoy them for breakfast or as a snack throughout the day, hot cross buns are sure to be a hit!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Hot cross buns are easy to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Making your own hot cross buns is surprisingly simple, and they freeze well too for future treats. Even if you don't have a lot of experience with baking, you can still whip up a batch of hot cross buns in no time at all using basic pantry staples like flour, butter, sugar and spices.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Hot cross buns are full of history</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The tradition of eating hot cross buns on Good Friday dates back hundreds of years. It was believed that these sweet treats offered protection from harm and brought good luck - so why not start your own tradition this year?</p></div></div>

5 Intriguing Hot Cross Bun Day Facts

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hot Cross Buns Carried Sailors Through Voyages</h3><p class='facts-content'>In the olden days, sailors used to take hot cross buns on their sea voyages to protect against shipwreck. This was due to the belief that these buns wouldn't go moldy or stale throughout the journey.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hot Cross Buns Could Cure Illnesses</h3><p class='facts-content'>People once believed that hot cross buns had medicinal properties and could be used to cure illnesses. They would grate a bit of the bun into their medicines hoping it would bring them health benefits.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hot Cross Buns were used in Friendship Rituals</h3><p class='facts-content'>In earlier times, sharing hot cross buns with a friend was thought to strengthen bonds and ensure friendship in the coming year. The phrase "Half for you and half for me, between us two shall goodwill be" was often said during this exchange.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hot Cross Buns Symbolize the Phases of the Moon</h3><p class='facts-content'>Some suggest that the cross on hot cross buns represents the four phases of the moon, and not the Crucifix, bringing pagan significance to these sweet buns.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>A Hot Cross Bun Hung in the Kitchen Keeps the Bread Fresh</h3><p class='facts-content'>In many households, a hot cross bun was kept from one year to the next to ensure that all bread baked in the interim would turn out perfectly. The old bun was then replaced with a fresh one every Good Friday.</p></div></div>

National Hot Cross Bun Day FAQs

When is National Hot Cross Bun Day?

National Hot Cross Bun Day is celebrated on September 11 every year. In 2024 National Hot Cross Bun Day will occur on a Wednesday.

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