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Thread #27721 Message #340967
Posted By: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
15-Nov-00 - 05:55 AM
Thread Name: Help: Pace Egging?
Subject: RE: Help: Pace Egging?
In Alderney in the Channel Isles they have a ceremony on "jug o' punch Sunday" when by tradition you could help yourself to an egg from anyone's henhouse and a jug of milk from their cow to be turned with rum and spices into a creamy punch. Each pub has its own recipe and devotees travel round the pubs trying them all (though they don't steal the ingredients anymore) until they collapse!
In Greece on Easter Sunday people take boiled eggs dyed red to church and after the marathon Easter service (being Greeks they break it up by popping out for a smoke and a chat while the poor priest carries on)they greet each other: "Christos Anestis" "Anestis Eleftheros" (pardon my poor transliteration) Meaning "Christ is risen" "He is risen indeed". Then you bang your egg against theirs for good luck for the year. Probably your good luck if theirs break. Probably same idea of egg =life, mixture of pagan and Christian tradition.