All in Holidays Traditions
Historically, the fourth Sunday of lent have been called a day of mothering in which the custom in United Kingdom have been for adult children to travel home to share time with their mothers as if it were a Mother's Day celebration. Children would bring home with them what people called simnel cake . . .
Now, Christians celebrate in all kinds of ways including with a visit from the Easter Bunny, but a big part of the celebration is that big holiday dinner - emphasis on big. In this country, it's usually ham or lamb and maybe potato salad or scallop potatoes. And that got us thinking again about why we eat what we eat.
The image above is a reminder to pray for the many hands that help produce the food for the nourishment of our bodies.
Historically during the Lenten season the consumption of oysters increased dramatically in Christian societies around the world. Who did the work of shucking oysters?
Basing one's diet exclusively on vegetables is a modern concept.
How fish became a principal food eaten during the Lenten season is unclear. The season does coincide with the thawing of waterways and the maturity of a variety of seafood.