With Easter looming, we’ve been thinking about some of the traditions of this festival.
It’s not just about chocolate and fluffy bunnies you know! For instance, an old Roman Catholic tradition involves eating fish on Good Friday. This is still recognised to this day by many people of the Christian faith - and beyond.
Good Friday used to be seen as a fasting day where people were expected to go without the usual luxuries to acknowledge the sacrifice that Jesus made. As meat is seen as one such luxury, it was not allowed to be eaten and so fish was the dish of the day.
As with most traditions, this is not followed as rigorously as it used to be, but many people still do eat fish on Good Friday.
For the record, we think you should eat fish on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday……