My Spanish friends have expressed similar bemusement at our saccharine traditions. What on earth do decorated eggs, a generous rabbit and flowery hats have to do with the Passion? Probably nothing really, which may be why I like them so much.
Sarah Burne James
Deputy English Language Editor. A lifelong Londoner, her love of languages lead her to study Spanish and Linguistics at Oxford University where she danced salsa, organised technical theatre and sang in her spare time. Whilst studying she became interested in Galician language and culture and spent a wonderful year teaching English and eating seafood in Viveiro. Formerly English Language Editor.