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The long-established tradition of eating hot cross
buns on Good Friday is proving beneficial for
Catholic schools wanting to spread the Easter
message and fund community projects at the
Local company Kytons Bakery, which has
been baking in Adelaide since 1938, assists
community, school and sporting groups with their
Sales and marketing coordinator Emma Sweet
said the sale of hot cross buns was a popular
fundraising idea for schools in the weeks leading
up to Easter, particularly among Catholic schools
which see it as a good fit with their religious
Every Easter the bakery sells hundreds of
thousands of hot cross buns, enabling tens of
thousands of dollars to be raised by groups.
“These fundraising drives not only support
the groups involved, but because Kytons is a
family-owned South Australian business they
also help provide employment for the dozens of
people Kytons employs at Easter – right here in
Adelaide,” she said.
Kytons Bakery also supplies many churches with
large trays of 54 hot cross buns for Good Friday.
These are available for pick up from Kytons
outlet at Edwardstown on Maundy Thursday for
consumption after Good Friday services.
One Catholic college that has capitalised on
the popularity of Kytons hot cross buns is
Marymount College which offers them as a
‘service to community’ through the college’s
Friends of Music.
The Hove college is once again offering hundreds
of packets of buns to students’ families and
Marymount music teacher Hamish McDonald
said for the past four years he had been taking a
trailer to Kytons bakery at Edwardstown where
staff help him load it with buns.
“Kytons offers us great opportunities to support
the musical talents of our students,” Mr
Through the support of Friends of Music, much-
needed assistance is provided for the purchase
of equipment and the staging of performances
such as the forthcoming Jazz Ensemble Cabaret.
Featuring musicians and vocalists from
Marymount and Sacred Heart colleges as well
as guest artists, the concert will be held on
April 8 at 7pm at the Marymount College Gym.
For more information, phone 8179 4417.
IN TUNE: Spruiking Kytons hot cross buns are, from left, Daniela Follese from the Friends of
Music, music vice captain Paris Scardigno, music captain Lauren Bartholomew and teacher
Singing the praises
of hot cross buns
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With Easter only a few weeks away,
thoughts turn to the annual traditions of
devouring hot cross buns, enjoying the
Easter egg hunt and keeping a look out for
the Easter bunny.
However, one tradition – namely sending
Easter greeting cards to family and friends
– is losing its appeal.
Reflecting the changing times, it appears
that rising postage costs and the prolific
use of mobile phones are taking their toll on
the once much-awaited arrival of a beautiful
Easter card in the mailbox.
Christian Supplies of Findon reports that
while Easter cards are still on the shopping
list, numbers sold have dropped and are
“well below” that of Christmas card sales.
A spokeswoman said cards were now
purchased generally by older members of
the community, as younger people opted
to either send a text message or phone
someone to wish them ‘happy Easter’.
Postage costs were also having an impact
Pauline Books and Media in the Adelaide
CBD, which stocks single as well as packs
of Easter cards, has also experienced
a decline in sales. On a positive note,
she said children’s books about Easter
remained popular with customers.
While the tradition of sending the Easter
card may be out of favour, different cultures
have many other ways of celebrating the
Christian holiday. For example, on Easter
Sunday members of the Syro Malabar
community in Adelaide will break 50 days
of abstinence from meat with a breakfast of
lamb, pork and beef.
Other Easter celebrations include baking
pesaha appam – the unleavened Passover
bread made from rice flour – which is
traditionally broken by the head of the
family on Maundy Thursday evening and
then shared with other members. On Good
Friday there will be a Eucharistic procession
featuring young parishioners during the
community’s commemoration of the Lord’s
Passion at the Queen of Angels Church
and at Holy Family Mass Centre, Parafield
It will be an early start on Easter Sunday
for members of the Filipino community
at Mater Christi Church in Seaton who
will take part in “salubong”. At 5am the
congregation will carry statues of the
risen Christ and the blessed mother in
two separate processions. The men of
the community, in a procession of joyful
celebration, accompany the statue of
Christ; while the women, in a sombre
procession of mourning, accompany the
image of the sorrowful mother, shrouded
in a black veil. They arrive at the front of
the church, where a little girl dressed as
an angel removes the black mourning veil
from the statue of Mary. At the precise
moment that the veil is lifted, the Hallelujah
Chorus is played and celebrations ensue.
Mass follows and there is an Easter hunt for
On Holy Monday at Salisbury and Holy
Thursday in Ferryden Park, “pabasa” – or
the reading of the passion of Jesus Christ –
will be celebrated. Pasaba is the retelling, in
the Filipino way, of the history of salvation
from the creation of the world to Christ’s
passion, death and resurrection. It is written
in the old rhythmic Tagalog and not read
but chanted to the tune of popular songs,
sung as a cappella or accompanied with
guitar or organ. The Pabasa is done without
interruption and traditionally it can last up
to three days!
Changing face of Easter traditions
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