Why is Seafood Popular on Good Friday?

08
Feb
2018

EASTER EATING HABITS

It’s a given that most of us will be tucking into delicious chocolate eggs while we enjoy a lazy four day weekend this Easter.

But for many, Easter is about so much more than chocolate, and there are plenty of older Easter traditions that people stick to each year – even if they never step foot inside a church.

One of the most famous is avoiding meat on Good Friday, instead swapping it for fish.

WHY FISH / SEAFOOD ?

Millions of Christians will not eat meat on Good Friday, with some, particularly Catholics, sticking to the ban every Friday throughout the year and it can be said that some non-believers still eat only seafood or fish on Good Friday as a long held tradition.

So why don’t we eat meat on Good Friday?

According to Christianity, Jesus was executed on Good Friday, and died for our sins. In doing so, he sacrificed his flesh. This is why the church encourages followers to abstain from meaty flesh on the anniversary of Christ’s death and choose fish and seafood.

Fish shapes were used as a secret symbol for Christians to identify each other when their religion was banned, and many of Christ’s closest followers were fishermen too.

OUR FAMOUS SEAFOOD PLATTER

Doyles Bridge Hotel is located right on the water to Port Phillip Bay and is synonymous with outstanding seafood fare.

The Doyles Grilled Seafood Platter includes;

  • Fresh Fish
  • Oysters Kilpatrick
  • Garlic Prawns
  • Moreton Bay Bugs
  • Scallops
  • Mussels
  • Calamari
  • King Prawns

Contact us at Doyles Bridge Hotel to discuss and book your Good Friday dining experience.

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