Tuesday, March 18, 2003


The link to the story about hot cross (very cross!) buns that Peter put up seems to be for subscribers only so here is more information plus a link to a different newspaper:

Officials in the London borough of Tower Hamlets decided to remove Hot Cross buns from menus this year. The spokesman added: "We are moving away from a religious theme for Easter and will not be doing hot cross buns. We can't risk a similar outcry over Easter like the kind we had serving pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. We will probably be serving naan breads instead."

Liverpool council, which is controlled by the Liberal Democrats, said that the symbol of the cross had the "potential to offend" and buns will no longer be served to children. Despite this ruling, the council confirmed that it will continue to organise special menus to celebrate events as diverse as the Chinese New Year, Italian National Day and Russian Independence Day.

Apparently you cannot recognize the most holy day in the Christian calendar but you can recognize anything else.

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