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Dydd Gwener y Groglith: Day of the Four Divisions Yielding Bliss State Pebbles of the Sea Glen
This is the name for Good Friday in Wales. Hot Cross Buns, spicy buns with raisins, are baked on Good Friday in the British Isles. A cross is marked on the top. (1, 2)
Black Fast
Ireland: People will fast until noon on Good Friday. It is customary to take only three sips of water and three bites of bread to symbolize the trinity. Work is stopped. Hair is loosened or cut to symbolize mourning. Bia tragha: Shorefood of shellfish and seaweed is gathered and eaten. Holy wells may be visited and the water has curative powers. (1, 2)

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