Annual Easter treat

2019-04-25 06:00
<HOT cross buns have been baked for centuries as a treat in celebrating Easter. The buns are marked with a cross pastry which is said symbolises the crucifixion of Christ. Easter falls on the first Sunday following the full moon on or after the March equinox (when the sun crosses the equator and night and day are of equal length) which was the date of Passover. On this date the southern hemisphere starts to tilt away from the sun, signalling the start of autumn. The Van Willing family in Rosedale, Uitenhage, annually prior to Easter’s Good Friday, treat each of their customers with hot cross buns. Seen above are Brian van Willing (right) and his son, Junior van Willing (left) together with some of the recipients with their Easter treats. Photo:HEILIE COMBRINCK

<HOT cross buns have been baked for centuries as a treat in celebrating Easter. The buns are marked with a cross pastry which is said symbolises the crucifixion of Christ. Easter falls on the first Sunday following the full moon on or after the March equinox (when the sun crosses the equator and night and day are of equal length) which was the date of Passover. On this date the southern hemisphere starts to tilt away from the sun, signalling the start of autumn. The Van Willing family in Rosedale, Uitenhage, annually prior to Easter’s Good Friday, treat each of their customers with hot cross buns. Seen above are Brian van Willing (right) and his son, Junior van Willing (left) together with some of the recipients with their Easter treats. Photo:HEILIE COMBRINCK

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