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Hot Cross Bun

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Hot Cross Bun
32 Bar Reel For 3 Couples In A 4 Couple Set, Devised By Remco Knooihuizen, Published In "Dunedin Book. Vol. 6".
Can be danced either as a 8 x 32 Reel or a 3 x 32 Reel

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A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins, marked with a cross on the top, and traditionally eaten on Good Friday in the British Isles, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and some parts of America.

The buns mark the end of Lent and different parts of the hot cross bun have a certain meaning, including the cross representing the crucifixion of Jesus, and the spices inside signifying the spices used to embalm him at his burial.

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Hot Cross Bun


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