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British Isles -- Hot cross buns
Traditions behind the popular spiced sticky pastry with dried fruits vary. For Catholics, the bun should be made and eaten on Good Friday only, and it is full of religious symbolism. Topping the bun is a decorative cross that represents Christ's crucifixion, and the spices found inside are reminiscent of the spices used to embalm Christ. In the past the buns were also seen as a powerful remedy, and one would be kept aside and used throughout the year to heal the sick.

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