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Does everyone have fish on Good Friday?

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yummymumtobe Fri 29-Mar-13 19:54:25

We do - it almost feels like the 'law' like turkey on Christmas day! But is this a common tradition or a bit outdated?

deemented Fri 29-Mar-13 19:55:46

Nope, i didn't. Because, although raised Catholic, i'm not a believer in anything.

brightwell Fri 29-Mar-13 20:41:51

I always have, and we don't have hot cross buns until Good Friday.

Clayhead Fri 29-Mar-13 20:42:12

We did!

ilovepowerhoop Fri 29-Mar-13 20:43:40

nope, we hardly ever have fish as i dont like it much. The kids didnt even have fish fingers! Not catholic, christian or anything else though so it doesnt matter to us.

newgirl Fri 29-Mar-13 20:48:17

Hot cross buns for breakfast

Curry for dinner - chicken

insanityscratching Fri 29-Mar-13 20:51:01

We had fish, pan fried cod, always have had on Good Friday, mind you we have fish most Fridays if I'm honest.

BestIsWest Fri 29-Mar-13 20:53:58

Yes, cod. Always do.

Flisspaps Fri 29-Mar-13 20:54:36


Friday night is chilli night in this house.

MimsyBorogroves Fri 29-Mar-13 20:55:38

Never heard of it until reading another thread on here.

(Eating fish on Good Friday, not fish itself)

sleepyhead Fri 29-Mar-13 21:01:01

We did, but it was a cooincidence. Friday is quite often fish night though, not for religious reasons but I guess it's quite culturally ingrained up here (Glasgow). School dinners were always fish on a Friday (not Catholic).

ilovepowerhoop Fri 29-Mar-13 21:28:48

I am in scotland too (near glasgow) but the school dinners at dd's alternate fish and chips between a Thursday and Friday each week even though it is a combined campus with a Catholic school and non-denominational school on the same site.

yummymumtobe Sat 30-Mar-13 08:49:16

I wonder why we traditionally eat fish on a Friday. When I was at school we had fish and chips on a Friday too. Brightwell - well done on resisting hot cross buns till good Friday! We have them as soon as they hit the shops!!

CambridgeBlue Sat 30-Mar-13 08:51:46

It never crossed my mind but we are not at all religious. I think it is quite traditional if you are though. We had Mexican - only traditional food in our house this time of year is chocolate smile

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