Ya casi estamos en Semana Santa. Hoy os traemos un vídeo explicando las costumbres de los británicos durante estas fiestas.
The meaning of many different customs observed during Easter Sunday have been buried with time. Their origins lie in pre-Christian religions and Christianity. All in some way or another are a «salute to spring,» marking re-birth. The white Easter lily has come to capture the glory of the holiday. The word «Easter» is named after Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of Spring [Read more…]
Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) is the last day before Ash Wednesday which Christians call Lent. They used to eat pancakes because it is a period of abstinence. Thus, Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to eat the food that isn’t allowed in Lent (dairy products and eggs).