Hot Cross Buns and Good Friday

Good Friday is the Friday before Easter. Hot cross buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday in parts of England. (The other traditional Good Friday food being fish.)

The song Hot Cross Buns is also sung. Here are the full lyrics to Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot Cross Buns!

If your daughters do not like them,
Give them to your sons.
But if you haven’t any of these pretty little elves,
You cannot do better than to eat them yourselves!

Enjoy eating your hot cross buns, today is Good Friday!


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4 Responses to “Hot Cross Buns and Good Friday”

  1. Ciara Says:

    I know a different Hot Cross Buns Song and it goes like this

    Hot cross buns!
    Hot cross buns!
    One a penny, two a penny,
    Hot cross buns!
    Hot cross buns!
    Hot cross buns!
    If you have no daughters,
    Give them to your sons!

  2. anonymus Says:

    That is strange..

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  4. Laney Says:

    It is actually “one ha’ penny two ha’ penny hot cross buns”.
    A Ha ‘Penny is half a penny in England.

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