ORIGIN OF HOT CROSS BUNS.
The application of hot cross bun to Good Friday certainly dates from the Middle Ages, when it was considered that bread baked on Good Friday and kept during the year was a specific for almost any ailment. But it owes its present-day popularity as a delicacy to worthy Richard Hands, who opened the Chelsea Bun House nearly two centuries ago. People came from all parts of the town to procure his spiced hot cross buns, and every pleasure garden in -Chelsea and its vicinity was filled on Good Friday with crowds of folks eating his tasty buns. Although the solemn eating of hot cross buns is a custom unknown on the Continent, the custom seems to have originated in Scandinavia. However this may be, in England, at least, the practice is universally, persistent.
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