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11-03-2008, 13:05   #1
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Traditional Palm Sunday Foods

Hi,

Challenging one...

I am looking to find out if anyone is aware of any traditional foods eaten on Palm Sunday? I am not from a religious background so I haven't a clue, and google is no help. But I am preparing a Palm Sunday reflection and would like to involve food ...if there is anything traditional that could be appropriately included?

All ideas welcome - in fact I am open to creating new traditions if the symbolism fits.

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13-03-2008, 18:08   #2
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Not sure about Palm Sunday but traditional easter fayre includes Rabbit and Lamb. Not together, usually separate.
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Things like dates and olives would seem appropriate.
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Thanks lads...

Dizzyblonde, why do you suggest olives and dates? Because they were food of the region in Jesus' time? Or are they traditionally eaten?

I baked a simnel cake today, and bought pretzels, which are traditional lenten food apparently, if not directly Palm Sunday-type food.

Any more suggestions welcome, I still have 24 hours.
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I thought of dates because they grow on a palm, and olives - yes, because they're of the region. Flat bread would probably be suitable too since unleavened bread is a Lenten food.. I think the reason there isn't traditional Palm Sunday food is because of Lent - it certainly wouldn't involve meat or fish, for instance.
Hummus is also a middle-eastern food, maybe you could serve flatbread with hummus and an olive dip - with dates and simnel cake after?
I love the concept of this and I hope it goes really well for you.
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15-03-2008, 18:20   #6
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I didn't know dates were the fruit of the palm tree, duh. Thanks Dizzyblonde, I really appreciate your advice on this - I'll be including olives and dates too so. Cheers!
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