Friday, 10 April 2009

Happy Easter!

Hope you all have a great time this Easter, whether you're DOING stuff, or just lounging the holiday away.

Some Easter facts and non-facts:

A child born on Good Friday and baptised on Easter Sunday has the gift of healing.

Many fishermen will not set out for catch on Good Friday.

Bread or cakes baked on this day will not go mouldy.

Eggs laid on Good Friday will never go bad.

The planting of crops is not advised on this day, as an old belief says that no iron should enter the ground (i.e. spade, fork etc.).

Hot cross buns baked on Good Friday were supposed to have magical powers. It is said that you could keep a hot cross bun which had been made on Good Friday for at least a year and it wouldn't go mouldy.

Hardened old hot cross buns are supposed to protect the house from fire

Sailors took hot cross buns to sea with them to prevent shipwreck.

A bun baked on Good Friday and left to get hard could be grated up and put in some warm milk to stop an upset tummy.

Having a hair cut on Good Friday will prevent toothaches the rest of the year.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Wouldn't you know it, all the hairdressers are on holiday! Ouch! That rotten molar!


  1. These are great. You should tweet a few. People will find them fascinating.

  2. Thanks. I did Tweet a couple, and will probably Tweet a few more before the day's end.

  3. Very interesting. My sister (who's a hairdresser) cut my hair on Wendesday, wish I'd known about the Good Friday-toothache prevention thing as I'd have hung on two days.

    Happy Easter.


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