On Good Friday, it’s traditional for people of a Christian background to eat fish, rather than meat. So, with 68% of the country identifying with Christianity on the census, naturally last night it was pretty damn crowded in the fish’n’chip shop. A 40 minute wait, in fact, even with about ten people working behind the counter. I’m glad we rang ahead.
(No I’m not Christian, but I’ll happily latch onto any tradition that involves fish’n’chips at the end of the week when I don’t feel like cooking. Likewise chocolate eggs.)
Mind you, there was a pretty long queue at Olympic Doughnuts today, too. Is eating jam doughnuts a tradition for Easter Saturday?