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Old Feb 27, '07, 3:01 am
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Question Good Friday Traditions

It's tradition for us to have pickled fish and hot cross buns on Good Friday. I don't know where it comes from or what the significance of it is, all I know is that I have been doing it since I can remember, my parents did it and so on....

What traditions do you have on Good Friday, I know we're suppose to abstain etc, but is there anything specific you eat on Good Friday, like I know it's turkey on Thanksgiving.

Better still, is there anyone else - anywhere in the world besides here in SA that has pickled fish and hot cross buns (a date and current bun with mixed spice and a white icing cross on top) on Good Friday, and if so, do you know where the tradition comes from??
I'd really like to know
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Old Feb 27, '07, 12:15 pm
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Not my tradition, but one I've heard of:

It is Good Luck to get your hair cut on Good Friday.


Good luck? Who knows? But I'll bet it gets all your sons to look sharp on Easter Sunday morning.

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My personal traditions: keep silence as far as possible, eat nothing until dinner, attend the 3:00 service of the Lord's Passion, at some point listen to the Brahms Requiem.

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Personally I prefer to listen to Handel's Messiah (yes, I know it's more traditionally associated with Christmas, but it's such gorgeous music I could listen to it all the time, and the sad bits are heartwrenching)
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Old Feb 27, '07, 9:12 pm
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Last year I watched my DVD of The Passion. Expect I will again this year.
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Me 2.

I'll watch the Passion, after the Good Friday service, as I did last year.


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Old Feb 28, '07, 11:15 am
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my family made hot cross buns

I have my own good friday ritual of not eating or drinking anything on good friday.
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When I was very young we used to visit churches.

Otherwise...stations of the cross, veneration, no TV or radio, no food but hot cross buns till dinner.
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I'll watch the Passion, after the Good Friday service, as I did last year.


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What traditions do you have on Good Friday, I know we're suppose to abstain etc, but is there anything specific you eat on Good Friday, like I know it's turkey on Thanksgiving.
As an RCIA Candidate, my schedule states that we have Veneration of the Cross. We meet at Church at 6:45 PM for the Mass that starts at 7 PM. Fast and Abstinance that day also, of course. I suppose I will also go to my usual AA meeting at Noon. Not sure what else
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As an RCIA Candidate, my schedule states that we have Veneration of the Cross. We meet at Church at 6:45 PM for the Mass that starts at 7 PM. Fast and Abstinance that day also, of course. I suppose I will also go to my usual AA meeting at Noon. Not sure what else
Welcome home. I suspect the 6:45 Service may be Veneration of the Cross, not the mass. There is no mass between the Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper and the Easter Vigil when you will be recieved into the Church.
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my family made hot cross buns

I have my own good friday ritual of not eating or drinking anything on good friday.
Anything? No water, juice, milk, etc?
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Old Feb 28, '07, 8:26 pm
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Anything? No water, juice, milk, etc?
nothing. I really don't reccomend it. It eventually turned into an extension and/or encouragment of my eating disorder. So I'm trying to convince myself not to do it anymore.
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You have all inspired me! I'm going to make hot cross buns this year. Does anyone have a favorite recipe for them?

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Come on! No hot cross buns specialists out there?

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