Catholic Activity: Annunciation Day
Here are some ideas on how to observe the Feast of the Annunciation on March 25, especially if it falls during Lent. See the following recipes for ideas.
March 25, Annunciation Day, sometimes called Lady Day, celebrates the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the day when the Angel Gabriel appeared to Our Lady and told her that she was to be the mother of a son called Jesus, the Savior of the world. (See recipes for Jellied Macaroni Ring and Luscious Coffee Ring.)
Occasionally this feast day occurs during the Lenten season. When it does we might recall that some beautiful words from the Epistle of the Mass on Assumption Day, another feast day dedicated to Mary, call her "exalted like a cedar in Libanus, a cypress tree on Mt. Sion, a palm in Cades, a rose plant in Jericho; a fair olive tree by the water, a sweet smell like cinnamon and aromatic balm, a sweet odor like the best myrrh." What, then, could be more appropriate than spicy cookies, wafting their fragrance through the house as they bake?
Activity Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965