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Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 26th March 2024. Part 2 of 2.  Suggested that Easter is a bigger Christian festival than Christmas. Easter chocolates, hot cross buns, Sunday roast lamb. Some people have no meat on Good Friday. Fish is ok. Easter not mentioned in schools because of diverse religious groups. A big change in Easter shopping hours in recent years. Christmas – a trend towards a more easily prepared Christmas lunch so everyone can participate in pre-lunch socialising. Barbeques and salads. In years gone by – Christmas pudding with coins in it. Christmas cake. Carols. Crackers. In northern hemisphere, Christmas breaks up the monotony of long, cold days. Brass bands travelling around the neighbourhood on the back of trucks playing Christmas carols. Christmas lights in London. Snow on English roads melted by spreading salt which caused rust in cars. Presents from parents for children in pillow cases when they woke on Christmas Day but other presents under the Christmas tree for opening later. Boxing Day sales.   


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March 26, 2024


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