Updated: Aug 9, 2019
Easter time is here again and living in a multicultural society such as mine, it is celebrated by everyone. In Trinidad and Tobago it signals the flowering of the Poui tree. You can see those lovely pink and yellow flowers blooming all over. For the foodies among us it also means hot cross buns. Hot cross buns are sweet tasting bun made with raisins and currants and contains a cross made of icing on the top of the bun. They are popular in many countries including Trinidad and Tobago.
It is not clear where and when Hot cross buns originated but there is a theory about an Anglican monk being the first to create the bun. The bun goes way back to the 18th century.
Easter is a religious holiday and signifies to the Christian community the crucifixion of Christ and him rising 3 days later. It is also the end of the Lenten period, a period where followers fast and prayer. The cross is a popular symbol during this time because it represents to many Christians the crucifixion of Christ.
The cross is very popular in jewellery. It is used on rings, as pendants, and as earrings. Qirat Jewellery has a wide assortment of religious jewellery so visit our online store @www.qiratjewellery.com or come in to our store located at Starlite Shopping Plaza in Diego Martin.