Historical How Tos

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Why do we have Easter eggs?

Pace eggs - traditional Easter eggs. Sam Bilton
Posted:
6 April 2017
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
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Historical How Tos

Easter is the most important date in the Christian calendar. Every year, Christians around the world remember Jesus’ crucifixion and celebrate his resurrection three days later. But how did the egg come to represent Easter? We take a look at some of the theories, explore the traditions that hav...

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Why do we have pancakes for Shrove Tuesday?

Banniet tort Sam Bilton
Posted:
22 February 2017
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
Categories:
Historical How Tos

As Pancake Day or ‘Shrove Tuesday’ approaches, Sam Bilton explores where the tradition comes from. She's also found a recipe for a kind of pancake pie - the ultimate Shrove Tuesday treat - for you to try at home. In Christian traditions, the 40 days before Easter are known as Lent, and they m...

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